By Ovie Okpare
Three months after Nigeria recorded her first case of the coronavirus disease, the number of infected patients have now crossed over 10,000 across the country on Sunday.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Sunday confirmed that the country has now recorded 10,162 cases.
Nigeria recorded its COVID-19 index case on February 27, 2020 in Lagos State. The index case was an Italian.
NCDC disclosed the new figures in a tweet on its verified Twitter handle while announcing 307 cases for Sunday May 31, 2020.
Over 60, 825 samples have been tested of which 10, 162 samples returned positive.
The country has been witnessing hike in number of confirmed cases after the government lifted the restriction order in most parts of the country.
According to the figures released, the number discharged patients have crossed 3007 while deaths are now 287.
Lagos recorded additional 188 cases to brings its total number of confirmed cases to 4,943.
In the states of the Niger Delta, Bayelsa on Sunday recorded nine more cases, Delta recorded three while Imo and Rivers States recorded two new cases each.
The figures read, “307 new cases of #COVID19; Lagos-188 FCT-44 Ogun-19 Kaduna-14 Oyo-12 Bayelsa-9 Gombe-5 Kano-3 Delta-3 Imo-2 Rivers-2 Niger-2 Bauchi-2 Plateau-1 Kwara-1.
“10162 cases of #COVID19Nigeria Discharged: 3007. Deaths: 287.”