NCDC Tally Shows Nigeria Has Recorded 88 COVID-19 Deaths In 14 Days

The Saturday May 9th update also makes it the second consecutive day when at least 10 deaths were reported by NCDC.

Nigeria's COVID-19 positive cases up to 57,145 / Photo credit: Vanguardngr.com
Nigeria's COVID-19 positive cases up to 57,145 / Photo credit: Vanguardngr.com

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 239 new cases of COVID-19 infections and 11 deaths.

The deaths announced on Saturday make it 14 consecutive days when at least one covid-19 death was reported in the country.

In the two weeks since April 27, the last time no death was reported, 88 Nigerians have died from the pandemic according to the official tally.

The Saturday May 9th update also makes it the second consecutive day when at least 10 deaths were reported by NCDC.

On May 2, 2020, NCDC reported its worst figures with at least 17 deaths.

The recent update also shows that 97 of the 238 new infections were in Lagos, while 44 were in Bauchi

In Kano, the number of new cases was 29. There were 19 in Katsina, 17 in Borno, seven in the FCT, six in Kwara, five in Oyo and three each in Kaduna and Sokoto.

There were two new cases each in Adamawa, Kebbi, Plateau and Ogun, while Ekiti had one case.

There are now a total of 4,151 cases of covid-19 cases in Nigeria and 745 discharged.

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