At 9,302 COVID-19 cases, Nigeria now third most infested in Africa

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At 9,302 COVID-19 cases, Nigeria now third most infested in Africa

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said there is 387 new confirmed coronavirus cases, and 2 deaths have been recorded.

The NCDC confirmed that this has taken total confirmed infected persons to 9,302.

The figure means between May 26 and May 29, the country recorded a total of 1,234 COVID-19 carriers.

As a result, Nigeria became Africa’s third most impacted country on Friday after crossing the 9,000 mark.

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At this level, numbers of infected people outpaced Algeria.

Leading in the numbers of infected persons are South Africa and Egypt, the two countries have more cases than Nigeria.

The 387 new patients were recorded in 13 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

The highest daily toll was recorded on May 27, with 389 new coronavirus infection.

Thus, 35 states and the FCT have recorded cases with the sole uninfected being Cross River State.

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The number of discharged persons increased from 2,592 to 2,697, while two deaths were recorded, increasing the figure of fatalities from 259 to 261.

At 9,302 COVID-19 cases, Nigeria now third most infested in Africa