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Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases hit 6,176 with lowest recovery

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According to the announcement by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night, Nigeria has hit 6,175 on Monday with 216 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in 14 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

 

The latest figures also showed a significant drop in the recovery rate as 50 people were discharged on Monday, the lowest recovery in almost two weeks.

On May 4, 2020, the total number of discharged patients was 26. However, the next day, 64 recoveries were recorded. The figures continued to increase steadily, dropping slightly on a few days, and then going as high as 152 recoveries on May 16.

However, while 112 people were discharged on Sunday, the number of discharged patients increased from 1,594 to 1,644 on Monday, and fatalities increased from 182 to 191. A total of 6,175 COVID-19 cases have now been recorded in 34 states and the FCT.

 

Meanwhile, Kano State Ministry of Health has confirmed 64 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the state to 825.

 

The ministry via its verified Twitter handle, @KNSMOH, said 18 patients were discharged and one death recorded on Friday, May 17 in the state. It added that there were 678 active cases with a total number of 111 discharged and 36 deaths. “Kano State confirms additional 64 positive cases, 18 patients successfully discharged and one death of COVID-19 recorded in the state,” it said.

The ministry further enjoined residents to observe safety protocols and pray for an end to the pandemic in the state.

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