148 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) was recorded in Nigeria, bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 2950, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Tuesday.
The NCDC also said that six new patients had been confirmed dead to the virus in the country, bringing the total number of deaths to 98.
The agency on its confirmed on its website tHat, “On the 5th of May 2020, 148 new confirmed cases and 5 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
“No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours. Till date, 2950 cases have been confirmed, 481 cases have been discharged and 98 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“The 148 new cases are reported from 17 states- Lagos(43), Kano(32), Katsina(9), FCT(10), Zamfara(14), Taraba(7), Borno(7), Ogun(6), Oyo(5), Bauchi(3),Edo(3), Kaduna(3), Adamawa(2), Gombe(2), Plateau(1), Sokoto(1), Kebbi(1).”
The continuous increase in the number of infections has risen due to the increased capacity for testing across the country.
The NCDC have continued the fight against the virus by activating its multi-partner, multi-sectoral Operations Centre (EOC) to coordinate response activities across states of the federation.
The National Rapid Response Team continues to support affected states. Surge RRT deployed to support Kano state response and engagement meeting with health professional association sustain the gains of the lockdown as easing commences.
NCDC has also continued to deploy medical commodities to affected states, planned continued mobilisation of resources and continued to establish surge capacities across all response pillars.
The pandemic is an ongoing public health emergency of international concern caused by the COVID-19 virus, first identified by health authorities in Wuhan, China.
At the moment, the pandemic is affecting 213 countries around the world including one international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship) harbored in Yokohama, Japan.