Nigeria has recorded 193 new cases of coronavirus infections, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 5,162, according to the latest figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The numbers released by the NCDC reveal that 3 more persons died on Thursday, May 14. This brings the number of persons who have died from the disease in Nigeria to 167.
The 193 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in 15 states and no new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.
The NCDC reported that out of the 5,162 confirmed cases, only 3,815 of them are presently Active Cases and 1,180 patients have been discharged.
However, a total of 167 persons have died from the disease in a total of 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The 193 new cases were reported from 15 states as follows: Lagos (58), Kano (46), Jigawa (35), Yobe (12), FCT (9), Ogun (7), Plateau (5), Gombe (5), Imo (4), Edo (3), Kwara (3), Borno (3), Bauchi (1), Nasarawa (1), and Ondo (1).
The NCDC apologized for an earlier error in the reporting from Kaduna State.
“The 2 cases reported on Wednesday from Kaduna state, were repeat tests and therefore, Kaduna had a total of 114 confirmed cases.
“We apologise to the Kaduna state government and we remain committed to ensuring the release of accurate and reliable data.”
In another development, the NCDC announced the receipt of additional medical supplies including personal protective equipment, provided by the United Nation Development Programme and from the Congressional Executives Commission on China to support Nigeria’s response to the pandemic.
It said one of the key strategies of the country’s response is to ensure that frontline health workers are protected.
The NCDC said it was re-thinking its response to the coronavirus; moving from “mitigating its impact to an increasingly science-led process with a view to understanding its drivers in the country”.