The cases of coronavirus in Nigeria continues to rise daily, as 338 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria on Sunday, May 17, 2020.
This was made known late last night by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC.
According to the NCDC, 177 cases were recorded in Lagos, 64 in Kano, 21 in FCT, 16 in Rivers, 14-in Plateau, 11 in Oyo, 9 in Katsina, 4 in Jigawa, 4 in Kaduna, 3 in Abia, 3 in Bauchi, 3 in Borno, 2 in Gombe, 2 in Akwa Ibom, 2 in Delta, 1 in Ondo, 1 in Kebbi, and 1 in Sokoto State.
In total, Nigeria has 5959 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 1594 patients have been discharged from various Isolation centers across the country, while 182 deaths have been recorded.
In other reports, Sierra Leone appointed a Nigerian man Dr. Laoluwa Adejayan as head of its Covid-19 task force after adjudging him the best foreign medical practitioner in the country.
Adejayan is a graduate of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State.
He worked briefly in Bayelsa State after his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme before transferring his service to the West African country under the Technical Aids Corps scheme, in 2012.
President Julius Maada Bio confirmed Adejayan’s appointment in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Bio described the Nigerian as a good ambassador of his country who has proved to be a well-trained, brilliant and hardworking doctor.