The source of contracting coronavirus in 7,276 cases in Nigeria is yet to be known, The PUNCH reports.
This was contained in the COVID-19 Situation Report 92 of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control published on Sunday.
In the report, it was stated that 62,583 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in Nigeria. Of the 62,583 samples, 9,855 are confirmed positive across 35 states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory.
It also stated that 2,856 COVID-19 patients have been discharged in the country while 273 are dead.
While the most affected age group is 31 to 40, more males have been infected than females.
The PUNCH reports that 6,631, amounting to 67 per cent of those infected, are males, while 3,224 – 33 per cent – are females.
While listing the provenance of the cases, it said, “(Patients) with travel history – 222 (two per cent); contacts – 2,357 (24 per cent) unknown exposure – 7,276 (74 per cent).”
It also said 10,023 persons are of interest, saying that 9,959 (99.4 per cent) have exceeded follow-up. Part of the report added, “553 confirmed cases were reported in the last 24 hours in fifteen (15) states – Lagos (378), FCT (52), Delta (23), Edo (22), Rivers (14), Ogun (13), Kaduna (12), Kano (nine), Borno (seven), Katsina (six), Jigawa (five), Oyo (five), Plateau (three), Yobe (three) and Osun (one).
“No new state recorded a confirmed COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours. The total number of states including FCT that have reported at least one confirmed case in Nigeria is still 36 (35 states + FCT).
“One hundred and fifty-nine cases were discharged in the last 24 hours in seventeen (17) states – Jigawa (31), Lagos (21), Ogun (18), Katsina (17), Yobe (16), FCT (11), Kaduna (10), Kano (eight), Bauchi (six), Borno (five), Rivers (four), Gombe (three), Sokoto (three), Delta (two), Oyo (two), Bayelsa (one) and Plateau (one).
“Twelve deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours in seven states – FCT (three), Lagos (three), Kano (two), Borno (one), Gombe (one), Jigawa (one) and Rivers (one).”
A graph showing COVID-19 cases in Nigeria as of May 31, 2020 (Data source: NCDC)