Nigeria has recorded 146 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total infections to 4,787 as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet late Tuesday night.
Breakdown of the 146 new cases of Covid-19
4787 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria
While the coronavirus has no definite cure yet, the number of successfully managed cases in the country rose to 959, the NCDC said. However, eight more deaths were recorded, putting the virus’s total toll at 158.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 assured Nigerians that the possible cure being procured from Madagascar would undergo the necessary checks to ensure its efficacy and safety for human consumption.
The capacity of the country’s health facilities was also boosted with the launch of the THISDAY Dome in Abuja on Tuesday.
The facility is expected to add at least 300 beds to assist in the nation’s fight against the virus.
The novel coronavirus has killed at least 289,138 people since the outbreak first emerged in China last December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1900 GMT on Tuesday, 12th May, 2020.