COVID-19 claims five more lives as NCDC tests 19,512 samples


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Tuesday said COVID-19 had claimed five more lives, bringing the total to 93.

In posts on Telegram, the frontline health agency said so far, it had tested 19,512 samples.

The agency said that confirmed infectious cases had risen to 2950, with 2,371 declared as active.

As at Tuesday, a total of 481 patients had been discharged.

The breakdown is as follows:

  • 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)