Monday, May 4, 2020
Covid-19: Nigeria has the highest number of cases and fatality in West Africa and third in Africa.
With 2,388 confirmed infections and 85 fatalities, Nigeria also has the third-highest number of confirmed cases in Africa.
South Africa has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Africa with 6,336 infections while Algeria has the second-highest cases with 4,295 infections.
According to data released by the World Health Organisation, as of 11am on Sunday, no fewer than 11,503 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 280 deaths, and 3,480 recoveries have been recorded in West Africa.
Ghana has the second-highest number of COVID-19 infections with 2,169 cases, 18 deaths, and 229 recoveries.
With 1,586 confirmed COVID-19 cases, seven deaths and 405 recoveries, Guinea has the third-highest number of infections in West Africa.
A further breakdown of the data showed that Benin has recorded a total of 90 COVID-19 cases, two deaths, and 42 recoveries.
In Burkina Faso, 652 cases, 44 deaths, and 535 recoveries have been reported.
Cape Verde also recorded 152 confirmed COVID-19 cases, Ivory Coast, 1,362; Senegal, 1,115; Gambia, 17; Guinea-Bissau, 260; Liberia, 154; Mali, 544; Niger, 736; Sierra Leone, 155; and Togo, 123.
On death, Cape Verde has recorded two fatalities, Ivory Coast, 15; Senegal, nine; Gambia, one; Guinea-Bissau, one; Liberia, 18; Mali, 26; Niger, 35; Sierra Leone, eight; and Togo, nine.
Meanwhile, Cape Verde has recorded 18 recoveries, Ivory Coast, 622; Senegal, 368; Gambia, nine; Guinea-Bissau, 19; Liberia, 48; Mali, 206; Niger, 507; Sierra Leone, 21; and Togo, 66.
The data also showed that Africa has recorded a total of 42, 381 confirmed cases, and 1, 749 deaths.
Giving an update on COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said, “On the 2nd of May 2020, 220 new confirmed cases and 17 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.
“No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.
“Till date, 2,388 cases have been confirmed, 385 cases have been discharged and 85 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“The 220 new cases are reported from 19 states – Lagos(62), FCT(52), Kaduna(31), Sokoto(13), Kebbi(10), Yobe (nine), Borno (six), Edo (five), Bauchi (five), Gombe (four), Enugu (four), Oyo (four), Zamfara (three), Nasarawa (two), Osun (two), Ebonyi (two), Kwara (two), Kano (two), Plateau (two).
“Thirty-four cases were discharged in the last 24 hours in four states – Lagos (22), Kano (seven), Osun (four), and Ogun (one).
“Seventeen deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours in seven states – Borno (five), Katsina (four), Kano (three), Lagos (two), Ogun (one), Sokoto (one) and Yobe (one).”