COVID-19 Updates: NCDC Reports 170 New Cases, Tally Reaches 2558


BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – For the first time in almost a week, Nigeria recorded a drop in the number of newly confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reporting 170 fresh cases on Sunday night.

This is as the Centre warned that despite best efforts by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and the state governments, no response measure to control the virus in the country will be adequate until Nigerians resolve to strictly adhere to recommended measures by relevant health authorities.

According to the NCDC’s figures, as at May 3, 2020, the number of persons that have tested positive to COVID-19 in Nigeria stands at 2558

Also, the Centre said aside the 170 new confirmed cases, two (2) deaths were recorded on the day while no new state reported any case in the last 24 hours.

The figures captured on NCDC’s official website further indicated that of the 170 cases, Lagos State recorded 39; Kano State had 29; Ogun State – 24; Bauchi State – 18; and Kaduna state – 15.

Others are: Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Sokoto State – 12 cases each; Katsina State – Eight (8); Borno State – Seven (7); Nasarawa State – Three (3); Adamawa State – Two (2); and Oyo State – One( 1)

As it stands, of the 2558 confirmed cases of Coronavirus, 400 patients have been treated and discharged while the total death figure is 87 across 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The NCDC also highlighted some of its recent activities in a series of tweets on the official handle


While on an official visit to Kano State today, DG @Chikwe_I joined the State Government in commissioning a mobile molecular lab funded by @AlikoDangoteFdn

This lab set up with @weare54gene, is the 3rd #COVID19 testing lab in Kano as we expand diagnostic capacity in the state


In the last one week, we‘ve trained more lab scientists in #Kano to carry out #COVID19 diagnosis at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital & Bayero University Kano

We continue to support the Kano State Government & @KNSMOH for quick detection of new cases & other response activities


Replying to @NCDCgov
“Sometimes speed has its consequences, however we’re building.

Despite best efforts of @PTFCOVID19 & state governments, no response measure to control #COVID19Nigeria will be adequate until Nigerians resolve to adhere to recommended measures

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