COVID-19 Confirmed Cases In Nigeria Now Stands At 2,802 With 93 Deaths

As Nigeria began the gradual ease of the lockdown imposed on Lagos State, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja to minimize the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country on Monday May 4, 2020, an additional 245 new coronavirus cases of the disease have been recorded.

This brings the total number of infections in the country to 2,802 according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The agency also informed that the number of patients that have died from coronavirus-related complications hasalso increased to 93.

The NCDC Director-General had on Monday at the Presidential Task Force of COVID-19 threatened that the worrisome level of compliance to the ease of lockdown by Nigeriand may leave the federal government no other choice than to order a total lockdown so that the country will not lose the appreciable mileage it has recorded in the battle with the unseen enemy of the human race.

Providing the breakdown of the update though its website, the NCDC said, “On May 4, 2020, 245 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours. Till date, 2, 802 cases have been confirmed, 417 cases have been discharged and 93 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The 245 new cases are reported from 16 states- Lagos(76), Katsina -37, Kano -23, FCT -19, Jigawa – 32, Borno -18, Edo -10, Bauchi -9, Adamawa -6, Oyo -5, Ogun -5), Ekiti -1, Osun -1, Benue -1, Niger -1 and Zamfara 1.”


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