Nigeria COVID-19 cases hit 2,950

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Nigeria on Tuesday confirmed 148 new infections of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2,950.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which disclosed this via its twitter handle last night, said the country also recorded five deaths related to coronavirus complications on Tuesday.

“On the 5th of May 2020, 146 new confirmed cases and 5 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 2948 cases have been confirmed, 481 cases have been discharged and 98 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory

“The 146 new cases are reported from 16 states: Lagos (43), Kano (32), Katsina (nine), FCT (10), Zamfara (14), Taraba (seven), Borno (seven), Ogun (six), Oyo (five), Edo (three), Kaduna (three), Adamawa (two), Gombe (two), Plateau (one), Sokoto (one), Kebbi (one),” NCDC tweeted.

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