Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday, announced 176 confirmed new cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria. The new cases were reported across 13 states and FCT. The details are as follows; 95-Lagos, 31-Oyo, 11-FCT, 8-Niger, 8-Borno, 6-Jigawa, 4-Kaduna, 3-Anambra, 2-Edo, 2-Rivers, 2-Nasarawa, 2-Bauchi, 1-Benue, and 1-Zamfara.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 5,621 out of which 1,472 have been discharged while 176 deaths have been recorded as at 16 May 2020.
Lagos state remains the state with the largest number of confirmed cases, followed by Kano state as can be seen from the table below which shows top ten states with the highest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases.
Till date total of 32,942 samples have been tested for Covid-19 in Nigeria since the outbreak began according to the data on NCDC website.
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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday received, the Madagascar’s Covid-Organics at the State House Abuja. On Monday , the Secretary General to the Federation, Boss Mustapha had announced that the President had given instruction for Nigeria’s allocation of the Covid-Organics to be airlifted from Guinea Bissau.
Instead, the allocation was brought to Nigeria by President Umaro Sissoco Embalo of Guinea Bissau. While receiving the Covid-Organics, President Buhari stated that “we have our institutions, systems and processes in the country. Any such formulations should be sent to them for verification. I will not put it to use without the endorsement of our institutions”.
Covid-Organics is made from a plant, with proven use for malaria treatment known as artemisia and other locally sourced herbs. Covid-Organics is being promoted by the Madagascar’s President, Andry Rajoelina as a cure for Covid-19. However, it has not been approved by the WHO. As of date WHO has not approved any drug for the treatment of Covid-19.
South Africa remains the country with the highest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa. The country has recorded 14,355 cases, out of which 6,478 have recovered while 261 deaths were recorded.
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South Africa is followed by Egypt at 11,719 confirmed cases of Covid-19 with 2,950 recoveries and 612 deaths. It is notable that the country has recorded more than twice as many deaths as South Africa, even though it has lesser number of cases. Egypt is followed by Algeria with 6,821 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.
Total of 78,613 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Africa. 29,676 persons have recovered while 2,642 deaths have been recorded, according to Africa Center for Disease Control.
In Germany, Europe’s first major league game was held on Saturday under a new code of sports conduct as Bundesliga league resumes behind closed doors. According to the new code of conduct; No spectators are allowed. Coaches, are required to keep one meter away and wear masks, as must substitutes seated on the sidelines.
However, the players were not required to wear masks. As the stadium was empty, the players were cheered on by spectators visible through video screens
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Germany has recorded a total number of 175,752 cases of Covid-19 with 152,600 recoveries and 7,938 deaths. The recovery rate in the country is high when compared with is counterparts while deaths rate has remained low.
France for example has confirmed 179,630 cases of Covid-19 with 60,562 recoveries and 27,532 deaths even though it has recorded just over 4,000 more cases than Germany.
The U.S remains the worst affected country in the world. it has the highest recorded number of Covid-19 cases, recoveries and deaths. It has also conducted more tests for Covid-19 than any country in the world.
The U.S has confirmed 1,464, 057 cases of Covid-19 with 261,079 recoveries and 88,473 deaths. The country has done over 10 million tests for Covid-19.
Globally, 4,621,327 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed. Total of 1,678,883 people have recovered, and 310,869 deaths recorded, according to John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center as at 22:12 GMT of Saturday.
This figure puts the global recovery rate at 36.33% while death rate is at 6.73%.
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— NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 16, 2020