Nigeria confirms 239 new cases of COVID-19 as total exceeds 4,000

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Nigeria confirms 239 new cases of COVID-19 as total exceeds 4,000
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By David Royal

On the 9th of May 2020, 239 new confirmed cases and 11 deaths were recorded in Nigeria, according to a report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The new cases have raised the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 4,151.

According to NCDC, 239 people tested positive out of 1,180 samples collected.

Nigeria has 23,835 samples tested in its ongoing campaign against the deadly COVID-19, which is far less than Ghana and South Africa that have conducted over 100,000 and close to 200,000 testings so far, with South Africa increasing its daily tests to more than 10,000 a day.

NCDC while announcing the new cases on its verified Twitter handle on Saturday night, stated that no new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

Till date, 4151 cases have been confirmed, 3,300 cases are active, 745 cases have been discharged and 128 deaths have been recorded in 34…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper