Nigeria registers 184 new cases of COVID-19, total infections close to 5,000 – television channels

A chart published by the Nigeria Disease Control Center showing the country's COVID-19 statistics on May 13, 2020.

Nigeria recorded 184 new cases of the new coronavirus, bringing the total infections to 4,971.

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The Nigeria Disease Control Center confirmed the new numbers in a tweet on Wednesday.

According to the NCDC, 51 new cases were found in Lagos, 23 in Jigawa, 16 in Bauchi, 14 in Kano, 10 in FCT and 10 in Rivers.

The state of Kwara reported nine new cases, Delta and Kaduna had five new cases, Sokoto and Oyo had four cases; the Kebbi, Nasarawa and Osun trio reported three new cases; Ondo recorded two new cases, while Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu, Anambra, Plateau and Niger reported one case each.

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While the number of downloaded cases has risen to 1,070, the NCDC said six more people had died of the virus since Tuesday, bringing the country's total number of victims to 164.

The new coronavirus has killed at least 294,199 people since the outbreak in China last December, according to a count of official sources compiled by AFP at 1900 GMT on Wednesday.

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At least 4,305,340 coronavirus cases have been reported in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 1,473,700 are now considered recovered.

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The records, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.

Many countries are testing only the most serious cases.

In the last 24 hours, 5,157 deaths and 82,643 new cases were recorded, with the newest deaths recorded in the United States with 1,599, Brazil with 881 and Britain with 494.

The United States also has the highest number of deaths overall, with 83,249 out of 1,380,465 cases. At least 230,287 have been declared recovered.

Britain has the second highest number, with 33,186 deaths in 229,705 cases. The figures compiled by British regional health agencies estimate more than 36,000 deaths. But that includes cases where COVID-19 is just suspected to be the cause, as well as people who tested positive.

It is followed by Italy with 31,106 deaths and 222,104 cases, Spain with 27,104 deaths and 228,691 infections and France with 27,074 deaths and 178,060 cases.

The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population is Belgium, with 76 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Spain, with 58, Italy 51, Great Britain 49 and France 41.

To date, China – excluding Hong Kong and Macau – has declared 4,633 deaths and 82,926 cases. It has 78,189 recovered cases.

In the past 24 hours, Lesotho registered its first infection.

Europe has a total of 160,846 deaths out of 1,802,322 cases, the United States and Canada have 88,638 and 1,452,661 cases, Latin America and the Caribbean have 23,120 deaths and 405,864 cases, Asia has 11,207 deaths and 318,732 cases, the Middle East has 7,814 deaths and 246,834 cases, Africa has 2,448 deaths out of 70,612 cases and Oceania 126 deaths out of 8,316 cases.

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