Nigeria recorded less than 250 new cases for the second consecutive day as the Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reports 248 new Coronavirus cases to bring the total confirmed cases in the country to 4,399 as of May 10, 2020. 239 cases were recorded the day before.
While this is much, it doesn’t come close to the highest daily tally of 386 recorded on May 8.
Lagos maintained its top spot on the daily log with 81 new cases, bringing its total confirmed cases to 1,845 representing 41.9% of total cases in the country. For the second consecutive day, Kano was dislodged from the second spot of the daily update as Jigawa recorded 35 new cases to make the second spot.
Kano remains second on the national log after 26 new cases brought its total to 602, while the FCT got 13 new cases, bringing its total to 356.
The Northwest has the highest regional representation with five out of the 17 states on the daily update coming from the region (Jigawa, Kano, Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi). The Southwest (Lagos, Ogun, Ekiti and Osun) and Northeast (Borno, Bauchi, Gombe and Taraba) both have four states appease.
The Southsouth (Edo and Bayelsa) and Northcentral (FCT and Kwara) both have two states in representation. Kogi and Cross River are the only states yet to record a coronavirus case.
Testing, recoveries, deaths and active cases
Nigeria has carried out a total of 25,951 tests, continuing with more than 1,000 tests per day.
The NCDC reported 33 new recoveries within the last 24 hours. While it is only half of the recoveries recorded the day before(66), it brings the total number of discharged cases in the country to 778. As such, recovery rate fell from 17.9% to 17.6%, its first fall after three days.
15 new deaths were recorded in the country to bring the total number of Covid-19 deaths to 143. This is huge especially considering that the highest death recorded in one day is 17 (May 2, 2020). Mortality rate currently stands at 3.2%, representing a decline from 3% recorded the day before.
Total number of active cases in the country currently stands at 3,478. This means 79% of total confirmed cases in the country are still active.
Africa and the world
South Africa continues to lead in Africa with total confirmed cases of 10,015 after getting 595 new cases within the last day. Egypt is next with 436 new cases to finish the day with 9,400. Morocco is third with 153 new cases, bringing its total to 6,063.
Algeria got 165 new cases to finish the day with 5,723 total cases. Nigeria overtakes Ghana in the fifth spot with 4,399 cases. Ghana has 4,263 confirmed cases.
Egypt has the highest mortalities on the continent with 525. Algeria is next with 502. South Africa has 194 while Morocco has 188. Nigeria is 5th with 148 deaths.
On the global scene, there are 4,179,861 confirmed coronavirus cases. 1,490,550 have recovered while there are 283,850 deaths. Global recovery rate is 35.6% while the global death rate is 6.7%. The number of active cases around the world is 2,405,461 and only about 47,000 are in critical condition.
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