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15 May 2020

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases exceed 5,000

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria has now exceeded 5,000 on Thursday night. Announcing the new development, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said the country on Thursday, recorded 193 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 5,162.

The NCDC also said that three new patients have been confirmed dead to the virus in the country, bringing the total number of deaths to 167. “On the 14th of May 2020, 193 new confirmed cases and 3 deaths were recorded in Nigeria “No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours”.

Till date, 5,162 cases have been confirmed, 1180 cases have been discharged and 167 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory

The 193 new cases are reported from 15 states- Lagos(58), Kano(46), Jigawa(35), Yobe(12), FCT(9), Ogun(7), Plateau(5), Gombe(5), Imo(4), Edo(3), Kwara(3), Borno(3), Bauchi (1), Nasarawa (1), Ondo(1)

30,657 samples have been tested since the outbreak of the pandemic in Nigeria. NCDC has continued to urge Nigerians to take responsibility to prevent the spread of the disease by supporting one another.

The body said that the best way Nigerians could protect themselves and their community was with everyday preventive actions, including staying at home when they were sick and washing hands with soap and water, to help slow the spread of respiratory illness.

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