COVID-19 Cases In Lagos Exceed 3,000

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(File) A health worker collects the sample of a man to test for COVID-19. Photo: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.

The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases confirmed so far in Lagos State has exceeded 3,000.

This was confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its latest update on the outbreak of the disease in the country.

In a late-night tweet on Thursday, the agency reported 339 new cases of COVID-19 across 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) – one of the highest single-day figures recorded so far.

Of the new infections, Lagos has 139, followed by Kano and Oyo States which reported 28 cases respectively.

Edo also has 25, Katsina – 22, Kaduna – 18, Jigawa – 14, Yobe and Plateau – 13 each, FCT – 11, Gombe – eight, Ogun – five, Bauchi – four, Nasarawa – four, Delta – three, Ondo – two, as well as Rivers and Adamawa – one case each.

This brings the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 7,016 with 3,093 infections reported in Lagos, representing 44 per cent of the total figure.

The country has recorded 211 deaths and 1,907 recovered COVID-19 patients have been discharged from various isolation centres.

According to the NCDC, Lagos has 2,471 active cases of COVID-19, 582 discharged cases, and 40 fatalities from the disease.

See the breakdown of the COVID-19 figures from the NCDC below:

Friday 11:03 am 22 May 2020

Samples Tested

40,043

Confirmed Cases

7,016

Active Cases

4,898

Discharged Cases

1,907

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 3,093 2,471 582 40
Kano 875 716 123 36
FCT 446 290 142 14
Katsina 303 239 51 13
Borno 235 122 89 24
Bauchi 228 90 133 5
Jigawa 225 143 78 4
Oyo 190 137 49 4
Ogun 183 104 73 6
Kaduna 170 82 84 4
Edo 144 99 39 6
Gombe 144 49 92 3
Sokoto 113 25 75 13
Rivers 80 52 21 7
Zamfara 76 8 63 5
Plateau 70 55 14 1
Kwara 66 40 25 1
Yobe 45 39 5 1
Osun 42 5 33 4
Nasarawa 38 18 18 2
Kebbi 32 11 17 4
Delta 31 13 12 6
Adamawa 27 12 13 2
Ondo 22 6 15 1
Niger 22 16 5 1
Ekiti 20 5 13 2
Akwa Ibom 18 4 12 2
Taraba 18 8 10 0
Enugu 16 10 6 0
Ebonyi 13 12 1 0
Imo 7 0 7 0
Bayelsa 7 2 5 0
Abia 7 6 1 0
Benue 5 5 0 0
Anambra 5 4 1 0

Source:

https://www.channelstv.com/2020/05/22/covid-19-cases-in-lagos-exceed-3000/

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