Breaking: NCDC Reports 288 New Coronavirus Cases, Its Highest in the Last 8 Days as Nigeria Records Highest Daily Recoveries
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded its highest daily tally in the last seven days with 288 new Coronavirus cases. This is Nigeria’s highest tally since May 8 when it recorded its highest ever daily tally (386).
With this new figure, Nigeria is nearly halfway to 6,000 cases just 24 short hours after crossing 5,000 as total confirmed cases in the country hits 5,445.
Lagos dominated the daily log with a whopping 179 new cases. While this isn’t up to the highest daily tally for a state (183) set on May 7, it nonetheless comes close. This brings the total number of cases in Lagos to 2,278 representing 41.8% of total cases in Nigeria. Yesterday’s rate was 40.6%
Kaduna had the second highest tally for the day under review with 20 new cases to bring the total number of cases in the state to 134. Katsina and Jigawa both have 15 new cases appease while Borno recorded 13.
Kano remained second on the national register with 761 total cases even though the state recorded only 8 new cases. FCT got 7 new cases to finish with a total of 386 confirmed cases.
By regional representation, of the 15 states on the daily update, the Southwest (Lagos, Ogun, Ekiti, Oyo) and Northwest (Kaduna, Katsina, Jigawa and Kano) both have 4 states in representation. The Northcentral has two (FCT and Niger) while both the Northeast (Borno, Bauchi) and the Southsouth (Delta and Edo) have 2 states each.
There are no new Coronavirus cases in the southeast within the last 24 hours. Kogi and Cross River state still remain without a single confirmed case.
Testing, recoveries, deaths and active cases
The NCDC is yet to update the nation on the total amount of testing carried out within the last 24 hours but my guess is that for it to get this amount of new cases, it is probably more than 1,400.
Nigeria records its highest number of daily recoveries as 140 cases were successfully resolved within the day in review. This trumps the previous highest of 124 recorded on May 11.
This latest figure puts the total confirmed discharged cases at 1,320 and gives the country a recovery rate of 24.2%, another massive improvement from 22.8%. Nigeria has now recorded improved recovery rates for five consecutive days. We hope to keep this up.
The NCDC recorded four new coronavirus deaths to bring the total number of deaths to 171. This gives the country a reduced mortality rate of 3.1% after remaining stagnant at 3.2% for the last two day.
Total number of active cases in the country is currently 3,945. This means 72.4% of cases in Nigeria are currently active.
Africa and the world
On the continental scene, The situation in South Africa continues to deteriorate as the country records a whopping 785 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. This brings its total tally to 13,524 and places it firmly at the top of the African log.
Egypt is second with a total of 11,228 cases after recording 399 new cases. Morocco comes a distant third with 6,652 total cases after getting just 45 new cases. Algeria follows closely with 6,629 total cases after recording 187 new cases. Ghana is fifth with 5,530 cases and Nigeria isn’t far behind in sixth spot.
Egypt still has the highest coronavirus deaths in Africa with 592. Algeria is second with 536 while South Africa comes third with 247.
Around the world, the United states recorded 26,878 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. This brings its total to 1,482,522 total cases. This represents 32% of the global total. There are 88,424 deaths in that country.
Global coronavirus cases now stand at 4,618,889. There are 1,749,648 recoveries while 308,041 have died.
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