Over 1,000 cases in three days as Nigeria’s COVID-19 toll tops 11,000

  Nigeria’s COVID-19 toll topped 11,000 on Wednesday as the country recorded 348 new cases. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the new cases via its Twitter handle at six minutes before midnight on Wednesday. The development comes three days after the country hit 10,000 COVID-19 cases. With 416, 241 and 348 cases on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, a total of 1,005 cases have been recorded since June 1, 2020. Kogi also recorded its third case on Wednesday, exactly one week after the first two cases were…

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases exceed 10,000

  COVID-19 cases in Nigeria increased beyond 10,000 mark on Sunday with 307 new cases reported by the country. The increase has continued despite intensified efforts by authorities to flatten the curve of the pandemic. The new cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCC) takes infections in Africa’s most populous nation to 10,162, out of which 3007 have been discharged with 287 losing their lives. Data from the NCDC showed that the cases were spread across 14 states and the FCT, with Lagos accounting for the highest…

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Over 3,000 COVID-19 cases in two weeks as Nigeria’s toll exceeds 8,000

  Nigeria’s COVID-19 toll exceeded 8,000 on Monday, with more than 3,000 cases recorded within two weeks. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 229 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the country’s total to 8,068 cases across 34 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). As had been the situation from inception of the disease in the country in March, Lagos State topped the latest figures with 90. Katsina, Imo and Kano states follow with 27, 26 and 23 new infections. As at the close of testing on…

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Recovery rate drops as Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases exceed 6,000

  Nigeria crossed the 6,000 mark on Monday with 216 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night. The latest figures also showed a significant drop in the recovery rate as 50 people were discharged on Monday, the lowest recovery in almost two weeks. On May 4, 2020, the total number of discharged patients was 26. However, the next day, 64 recoveries were recorded. The figures continued to increase steadily, dropping…

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Nigeria records 216 new COVID-19 cases, total infections pass 6,000

  Nigeria on Monday recorded a slight drop in the number of coronavirus disease cases in the country with 216 new infections. The latest figure 112 less than the number of cases recorded on Sunday, which was 338. Lagos State still led with 74 but it was a drastic drop on the 177 cases on Sunday. Katsina State is second with 33 cases while Oyo State has 19, which put her third. In all, Nigeria, as at Monday night, had 6,175 cases of COVID-19 with 191 deaths and 1,644 treated…

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Nigeria records 338 new COVID-19 cases, total infections near 6,000

  Nigeria on Sunday recorded a marked increase in the number of coronavirus disease cases in the country with 338 new infections. The latest figure was nearly two times the number of cases recorded on Saturday, which was 176. Lagos State alone had 177 cases on Sunday, one more than the 176 recorded by the entire country on Saturday. Lagos State was followed by Kano State with 64 cases and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, which had 21 new infections. Rivers, Plateau and Oyo states recorded 16, 14 and 11…

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JUST IN: UK coronavirus death toll ‘passes 40,000’ 

  The number of deaths in the UK involving coronavirus has passed 40,000, analysis of officials statistics by the PA news agency suggests. This includes 8,000 deaths in care homes across England and Wales. The total includes new figures published this morning by the Office for National Statistics, reports mirror.co.uk. These figures show that 35,044 deaths involving Covid-19 occurred in England and Wales up to May 1 (and had been registered up to May 9). The latest figures from the National Records of Scotland, published last week, showed 2,795 deaths…

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Coronavirus infects more than 3.5m people worldwide as death toll nears 250,000

  The number of people around the world infected with coronavirus has surpassed 3.5 million, with global deaths fast approaching a quarter of a million. In just a matter of months, the pandemic has spread throughout the world, with families left heartbroken as loved ones die alone in ICUs and makeshift wards, reports mirror.co.uk. Economies are being brought to their knees with businesses shut and employment soaring, all while key workers continue to lose their lives on the frontline. The first death was reported on January 10 in Wuhan, China,…

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US coronavirus cases top 700,000, deaths above 37,000

  U.S. coronavirus cases reached 710,021 early on Saturday after many states reported their figures. Deaths also soared to 37,158. The death toll rose by more than 2,000 for the fourth day in a row. The U.S. reached the grim milestones as some states announced timetables for lifting restrictions aimed at blunting the pandemic. Total deaths in California topped 1,000 on Friday. It was the eighth state to reach that milestone and the first on the West Coast, according to a Reuters tally. The number of new cases reported has…

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Trafficker drugs mother, sell four month old baby for N910,000 (PHOTO)

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons(NAPTIP) and  Police have  arrested eight child trafficking syndicates for stealing and selling a three-month-old baby boy in Ebonyi State. The boy who was sold to a woman in Abuja at the cost of Nine Hundred and Ten Thousand Naira(N910,000). NAPTIP Desk Officer in Ebonyi State, Mrs. Florence Onwa while briefing journalists in Abakaliki explained that the baby boy and his seventeen-year-old mother,  Miracle were lured by a family friend known as Mrs. Chinonye Agu from their community Abogodo in Ohaukwu…

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