COVID-19: Nigeria records highest daily infections in 24 hours — NCDC confirms 553 cases as Lagos reports 50 deaths

COVID-19: Nigeria records highest daily infections in 24 hours — NCDC confirms 553 cases as Lagos reports 50 deaths


Nigeria recorded the highest confirmed States of Covid-19 in 24 hours, following the 553 new cases of infection across 14 States and the federal Capital territory (FCT) by the Nigeria Centre for Disease control (NCDC) on Saturday night.

It is first time ever that the nation will record more than 400 cases in its daily toll.

Lagos alone accounted for 378 of the cases confirmed on Saturday, making it the state’s highest toll since the country recorded its index case on February 27, 2020.

A total of 9,855 confirmed COVID-19 cases have now been recorded in 35 states and the FCT.

The number of recoveries increased from 2,697 to 2,856, while fatalities rose from 261 to 273.

Earlier on Saturday, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says three another COVID-19 related deaths were recorded, increasing the infection mortality in the state to 50.

Abayomi made the disclosure through his Twitter account on Saturday evening.

He, however, did not give additional information about the sex, age, nationality or medical conditions of the deceased.

Abayomi added that 254 new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed in Lagos on May 29, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 4,393.

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The Commissioner noted that on the same day, 29 COVID-19 patients- five females and 24 males, including two Indians, were discharged at the state’s isolation facilities following their full recovery.

“This brings the total number of #COVID-19 discharged patients in Lagos to 854,” he said.

Abayomi said that COVID-19 was real, advising residents to ensure regular handwashing and physical distancing to make Lagos disease free.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Lagos has 3, 471 active cases, two evacuated from Nigeria, while 16 were transferred to Ogun and Ondo.

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