NCDC reports highest number of coronavirus cases

NCDC Boss, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu. (Pics credit: Vanguard Ngr)

On Saturday May 30, NCDC reported its highest COVID-19 new cases ever. As stated on their website, 553 new cases were recorded in 15 states. However, no new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

The new reported cases brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 9, 855.

Recall that the NCDC recorded the second and third highest number within the past five days. The cases were reported on May 27, with 389 cases and May 29, with 387 cases.

There have been 12 deaths recorded from the virus on Saturday bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 273.

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From the reported new cases, Lagos state has the highest number of cases with 378 infected patients. The state remains the centre for the disease.

The agency in a tweet late Saturday night said the 553 new cases were reported in 15 states. These are Lagos, the FCT, Delta, Edo, Rivers, Ogun, Kaduna, Kano, Borno, Katsina, Jigawa, Oyo, Yobe, Plateau and Osun states respectively.

“Till date, 9855 cases have been confirmed, 2856 cases have been discharged and 273 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory,” it said.

The 553 new cases are reported as follows: Lagos – 378, FCT – 52, Delta – 23, Edo – 22, Rivers – 14, Ogun – 13, Kaduna 12, Kano – 9, Borno – 7, Katsina – 6, Jigawa – 5, Oyo – 5, Yobe – 3, Plateau – 3, and Osun– 1.



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