Nigeria registers 245 new cases of COVID-19, total infections now 7,261 – television channels

A chart created by the Nigeria Disease Control Center on May 22, 2020, showing the country's COVID-19 statistics.

Nigeria reported 245 new cases of the new coronavirus on Friday, bringing the country's total infections to 7,261.

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The Nigeria Disease Control Center confirmed the new numbers in a tweet using its verified identifier.

According to the NCDC, 131 of the new cases came from Lagos, 16 from Jigawa, 13 from Ogun, 12 from Borno and nine from Kaduna, Oyo, Rivers and Ebonyi.

Other states with new cases include Kwara with seven, Katsina with five, Akwa Ibom and Sokoto each with three, Bauchi and Yobe each with two.

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Anambra, Gombe, Niger, Ondo, Plateau, FCT and Bayelsa registered a new case each.

The total number of patients recovered was 2,007, while 221 deaths were recorded as a result of the virus.

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The new coronavirus has killed at least 335,538 people worldwide since the outbreak in China last December, according to a count of official sources compiled by AFP at 1900 GMT on Friday.

At least 5,158,750 cases of coronavirus have been reported in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 1,937,200 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 symptomatic or more severe cases.

Since 1900 GMT on Thursday, 5,784 new deaths and 109,329 new cases have been reported worldwide.

The countries that recorded the most deaths were the United States, with 1,627, and Brazil, with 1,188.

The USA is also the hardest hit country, with 95,490 deaths out of 1,590,225 cases. At least 298,418 people have been declared recovered.

After the USA, the countries most affected are Great Britain with 36,393 deaths in 254,195 cases, Italy with 32,616 in 228,658 cases, Spain with 28,628 deaths and 234,824 cases and France with 28,289 deaths and 182,219 cases.

To date, China – excluding Hong Kong and Macau – has declared 4,634 deaths and 82,971 cases. It has 78,255 recovered cases.

Overall, Europe has 172,353 deaths from 1,984,377 cases, the United States and Canada 101,814 deaths from 1,672,638 infections, Latin America and the Caribbean 36,007 deaths from 651,198 cases, Asia 13,498 deaths from 414,482 cases, the Middle East 8,606 deaths 325,644 cases, Africa 3,131 101,775 cases, and Oceania 129 deaths per 8,440 cases.

Corrections by national authorities or late publication of data mean that the figures updated in the last 24 hours may not correspond exactly to the results of the previous day.

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