COVID-19: NCDC confirms 170 new coronavirus cases in Nigeria

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 170 new cases of COVID19 in the country for the past 24 hours (May 3rd 2020).

The total virus cases in the Black and African most populous nation now stood at 2558 including 87 deaths.

A total of 400 patients have been treated and discharged, according to NCDC.

The new confirmed virus cases according to the states are:


The new confirmed cases are fewer to that of the 2nd of May 2020 where 220 new confirmed cases and 17 deaths was recorded by the NCDC.

Meanwhile, with 2,558 confirmed virus infections and 87 fatalities, Nigeria has the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in West Africa and third-highest number of confirmed cases in Africa.

South Africa has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Africa with 6,336 infections .

Algeria has the second-highest cases with 4,295 infections.

According to data released by the World Health Organisation, as of 11am on Sunday, no fewer than 11,503 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 280 deaths, and 3,480 recoveries have been recorded in West Africa.

Ghana has the second-highest number of COVID-19 infections with 2,169 cases, 18 deaths, and 229 recoveries. With 1,586 confirmed COVID-19 cases, seven deaths and 405 recoveries, Guinea has the third-highest number of infections in West Africa.

A further breakdown of the data showed that Benin has recorded a total of 90 COVID-19 cases, two deaths, and 42 recoveries.

In Burkina Faso, 652 cases, 44 deaths, and 535 recoveries have been reported.

Cape Verde also recorded 152 confirmed COVID-19 cases, Ivory Coast, 1,362; Senegal, 1,115; Gambia, 17; Guinea-Bissau, 260; Liberia, 154; Mali, 544; Niger, 736; Sierra Leone, 155; and Togo, 123.
On death, Cape Verde has recorded two fatalities, Ivory Coast, 15; Senegal, nine; Gambia, one; Guinea-Bissau, one; Liberia, 18; Mali, 26; Niger, 35; Sierra Leone, eight; and Togo, nine.

However, Cape Verde has recorded 18 recoveries, Ivory Coast, 622; Senegal, 368; Gambia, nine; Guinea-Bissau, 19; Liberia, 48; Mali, 206; Niger, 507; Sierra Leone, 21; and Togo, 66.

Africa has recorded at least a total of 42, 381 confirmed cases, and 1, 751 deaths.

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