Nigeria has recorded five new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 323.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which disclosed this in a tweet on Sunday evening, said the new cases are spread across Lagos, Kastina and Kwara.
It said, “Five new cases of #COVID-19 have been reported as follows: two in Lagos, two in Kwara and one in Katsina.
“As at 9:10pm April 12, there are 323 confirmed cases of #COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. 85 have been discharged with 10 deaths.
“There are 19 states with confirmed cases in Nigeria.”
The worldwide number of deaths from the novel coronavirus pandemic rose to 109,307 on Sunday. More than 1,780,750 declared cases have been registered in 193 countries and territories since the epidemic first emerged in China in December. Of these cases, at least 359,200 are now considered recovered.
The United States, which recorded its first death in late February, has registered the most deaths in the world with 20,608 and the most infections with 530,006.
Italy is the second worst-hit country with 19,468 deaths from 152,271 infections. It is followed by Spain with 16,972 fatalities from 166,019 confirmed infections, France with 13,832 deaths and 129,654 infections and Britain with 9,875 deaths from 78,991 cases.
China – excluding Hong Kong and Macau — has to date declared 3,339 deaths and 82,052 cases, with 77,575 recoveries. It reported no new deaths and 99 new cases since 1900 GMT Saturday.
Europe has listed 909,769 cases and 75,018 deaths to date, the US and Canada together have 553,203 cases with 21,286 deaths, Asia 137,072 cases and 4,878 deaths, the Middle East 98,400 cases and 4,768 deaths, Latin America and the Caribbean 61,098 cases with 2,548 deaths, Africa 13,697 cases with 742 deaths and Oceania 7,515 cases with 67 deaths.