Nigeria records 265 new COVID-19 cases, total now 7,526

Confirmed cases of coronavirus have increased to 7,526 in Nigeria, The PUNCHreports.

This is after 265 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the country on Saturday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its website.

Data from the centre showed that an additional 167 patients recovered from the virus in the country.

No COVID-19 death was reported in the country in the past 24 hours, according to the released data.

NCDC said, “On the 23rd of May 2020, 265 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.

“No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 7,526 cases have been confirmed, 2,174 cases have been discharged and 221 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 265 new cases are reported from 13 states- Lagos(133), Oyo(34), Edo(28), Ogun(23), FCT(22), Plateau(6), Kaduna (5), Borno(3), Niger(3), Kwara(2), Bauchi(2), Anambra(2), Enugu(2).”

TBI  Africa reports that Nigeria currently has 5,129 active COVID-19 cases.

Breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria as of May 23 (Source: NCDC)

Meanwhile, the global number of coronavirus cases has passed 5.25 million with more than 339,000 deaths, according to a tally from AFP at 07 pm on Saturday and the World Health Organisation.

Since the outbreak first emerged in China in December, 5,260,970 cases have been recorded across 196 countries and territories, with 339,758 deaths attributed to the virus.

The latest figures mean recorded cases worldwide have doubled in a month, with 250,000 new cases recorded in less than three days.

The countries that registered the most deaths are Brazil with 1,001 followed by the United States with 989 and Mexico with 479.

The US, which registered its first case of the virus in early February, is the worst-hit country, with 1,661,691 cases and 96,479 deaths.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Britain with 36,675 deaths from 257,154 cases, Italy with 32,735 from 229,327 cases, Spain with 28,678 deaths and 235,290 cases and France with 28,332 deaths and 182,469 cases.

Among the hardest-hit countries in terms of the death rate are Belgium, which has recorded 80 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, Spain 61, Britain and Italy both 54, and France 43 per 100,000 inhabitants.

China – excluding Hong Kong and Macau – has to date declared 4,634 deaths and 82,971 cases. It has 78,258 recovered cases.

Europe overall has 173,279 deaths from 2,004,226 cases, the United States and Canada have 102,912 deaths from 1,695,281 infections, Latin America and the Caribbean 37,762 deaths from 685,508 cases, Asia 13,745 deaths from 428,300 cases, the Middle East 8,704 deaths from 333,744 cases, Africa 3,226 deaths from 105,456 cases, and Oceania 130 deaths from 8,463 cases.


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