COVID-19: Nigeria tops in West Africa, 5th on continent

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By George Samuel, Abuja


Nigeria with tally of 2388 is the new leader in West Africa overtaking Ghana whose cases count stands at 2074. Nigeria also the second most impacted in sub-Saharan Africa and fifth overall on the continent.

As of close of day May 2, the NCDC reported 220 new cases, one of the highest daily tallies. The bulK of the cases coming from Lagos,Abuja, Kaduna states.

The total number discharged is 385 with 10 more deaths bringing the tally to 85. Lagos passed the 1000 infection mark whiles Kano’s stood at 311. Abuja, Gombe and Borno completed the top 5 with 214, 92 and 69 cases respectively.

Africa’s most impacted nations include:

South Africa = 5,951
Egypt = 5,895
Morocco = 4,569
Algeria = 4,154
Nigeria = 2,388

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