Nigeria records 146 new COVID-19 cases, total infections now 4,787

Nigeria has recorded 146 new cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total infections to 4,787


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet on Tuesday confirmed the new cases.

Of the 146 cases, the centre said 57 were from Lagos, 27 from Kano, 10 in Kwara, nine in Edo, eight in Bauchi, seven in Yobe, and four each in Kebbi and Oyo states.

The centre said Katsina and Niger recorded three cases each while Plateau, Borno, Benue, and Sokoto recorded two each.

It said Gombe, Enugu, Ebonyi, Ogun, FCT and Rivers recorded one each.

The NCDC also said that six new patients died, bringing the total number of deaths to 158.

According to the agency, 146 new confirmed cases and six  deaths were recorded on May 12.

The NCDC noted that no new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

The agency said that till date,3,670 cases are active while 959 patients have been discharged.

The centre also said 158 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory. 

The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), reports that the NCDC announced the inclusion of the 24th laboratory to the National COVID-19 Network in the country.

The agency also outlined  guidelines for the integration of private sector laboratories for COVID-19 testing in the country.

“We have published a guidance document, including a checklist, on how private laboratories with molecular diagnostic capacity can join the National COVID-19Laboratory Network,” it tweeted.(NAN) 

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