The rise in the figure of COVID-19 cases has continued to rise astronomically as Nigeria, on Thursday, recorded 193 new cases of the disease, with the number of infected people exceeding 5,000.
With Thursday’s figure, the total tally of infected people in the country rose to 5,162, from 4,971 reported on Tuesday evening, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.
On Thursday night, the public health agency in a tweet stated that the new cases were reported in 15 states. They include Lagos, Kano, Jigawa, Yobe, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Ogun, Plateau, Gombe, Imo, Edo, Kwara, Borno, Bauchi, Nasarawa and Ondo states.
All the reporting states already had at least a case of the virus as three new deaths were recorded from the virus on Thursday.
The NCDC said:
Till date, 5, 162 cases have been confirmed, 1, 180 cases have been discharged and 167 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The details of the 193 new cases show that Lagos has 58, Kano – 46, Jigawa – 35, Yobe – 12, FCT – 9, Ogun – 7, Plateau – 5, Gombe – 5, Imo – 4, Edo- 4, Kwara – 3, Borno – 3, Bauchi – 1, Nasarawa – 1 and Ondo – 1.
Since the disease found its way into the country, Nigeria has so far tested 30,657 persons.
In the meantime, a breakdown of all the confirmed cases so far shows that 5,162 infections have been reported in Nigeria since the index case was confirmed in February.
Of that number, 3,815 cases are still active, 1,180 have recovered and have been discharged, and 167 deaths have been reported.
The agency said that two cases reported, Wednesday, from Kaduna, were repeat tests. Therefore, Kaduna has a total of 114 confirmed cases
The NCDC stated:
We apologise to @contactkdsg and remain committed to ensuring the release of accurate and reliable data.
The new figure recorded by the NCDC has created panic among Nigerians who have expressed concern about the safety of the public.
Since the Federal Government relaxed the lockdown on May 4, the cases of COVID-19 in the country has continued to rise following the violation of directives laid down by the government.