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Nigeria coronavirus: Cases hit 10,162; rundown of May 2020 top devts

June 1: 10,162 cases; Buhari holds weekly meeting with Task Force

Case load passed the 10,000 mark on May 31 with 307 new cases pushing Nigeria past the line only crossed till date by South Africa and Egypt.

Confirmed cases = 10,162

Number of deaths = 287

Recoveries = 3,007

Active cases = 6,868

Headlines of our May 2020 coverage

May 31: Record 553 new cases as Nigeria inches towards 10,000 mark

May 30: 9,302 cases, third most impacted in Africa

May 29: record low new cases, WHO trials, Trump’s ventilators

May 28: 8,788 cases, Kogi records case

May 27: 8,344 cases, chloroquine treatment to continue

May 26: 8000+ cases, Africa’s 4th most impacted

May 25: 7,839 cases, Buhari on global impact, food sufficiency

May 24: 7,526 cases, no death recorded in 24-hours

May 23: 7,261 cases, Buhari’s private Eid, chloroquine warning

May 22: 7,016 cases, Eid uproar, more evacuations expected

May 21: 6,677 cases, northern governors express concern

May 20: Cases hit 6,401; state govts tasked to do more

May 19: Cases top 6,000; lockdown lifting risky

May 18 : 5,959 cases, Buhari meets Task Force

May 17 : 5,621 cases, three Dubai returnees infected

May 16: 5,445 cases, govt on evacuees expenses

May 15: 5,162 cases, Canada evacuation hits snag

May 14: 4,971 cases, recoveries pass 1,000

May 13: 4,787 cases, Buhari names Abba Kyari’s replacement

May 12: Cases hit 4641, Bauchi lockdown, Madagascar donation

May 11: 4,399 cases, Wike demolishes hotel, Kaduna busts escapees

May 10: 4,121 cases, US repatriation underway

May 9: 3,912 cases, UK returnees, stretched bed spaces

May 8: 3,526 cases, more repatriation flights expected

May 7: 3,145 cases, Niger State patients protest

May 6: Ban on flights extended, repatriation starts, cases hit 3,000 mark

May 6: Almost 3,000 cases, Gombe patients protest ‘poor care’

May 5: Cases hit 2,802, Buhari waives medical import tax

May 4: Relaxation of lockdown starts, Kano deaths explained

May 3: Ganduje relaxes Buhari’s lockdown, 2,388 cases so far

May 2: Nigeria tops tallies in West Africa, 5th on continent

May 1: How Nigeria recorded about 1000 cases in a week

May 31: Record 553 new cases as Nigeria inches towards 10,000 mark

The NCDC recorded a record 553 cases on Saturday bringing the total case count to 9,855.

May 29: record low new cases, WHO trials, Trump’s ventilators

A record low new cases was recorded by the NCDC late Thursday as cases reached 8,915.

Total confirmed cases = 8,915 (new cases = 182)

Total recoveries = 2,592

Total deaths = 259

Active cases = 6,064

Figures valid as of close of day May 28, 2020

May 28: 8,788 cases, Kogi records case

Kogi State became the last but one state to record infections.

Total confirmed cases = 8,733 (new cases = 389)

Total recoveries = 2,501

Total deaths = 254

Active cases = 5,978

Figures valid as of close of day May 27, 2020

May 27: 8,344 cases, chloroquine treatment to continue

The director of Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Co

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