COVID-19: Nigeria Records 148 New Cases, 2,950 Total, 98 Deaths


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday recorded 148  new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 2950.

The NCDC also said that six new patients had been confirmed dead to the virus in the country, bringing the total number of deaths to 98.


The agency on its confirmed twitter handle on Tuesday night said that the 148 new cases were recorded from 16 states.

“43-Lagos, 32-Kano, 14-Zamfara, 10-FCT, 9-Katsina, 7-Taraba, 6 each in Borno and Ogun, 5-Oyo, 3 each in Edo, Kaduna and Bauchi, 2 each in Adamawa and Gombe, while one each in Plateau, Sokoto and Kebbi States,” it said.

According to NCDC, as at 11;40 p.m.  May 5, 2020, Nigeria has 2371 Active Cases of COVID-19 and 481 Treated and Discharged in the country.

The continuous increase in number of infections has risen due to the increased capacity for testing across the country.