SWITZERLAND, MAY 02 – With 2,170 cases as at May 02, Nigeria has now replaced Ghana among Africa’s five countries with the highest cases of COVID-19.
Ghana, which has done almost eight times more testing than Nigeria, has 2,074 confirmed cases, according to Worldometer.
The other African countries with higher number of cases are South Africa, Egypt, Algeria, and Morocco.
In a related development, Kano State has now recorded the highest number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria for the second straight with other northern states like Gombe, Borno and Bauchi showing a worrisome trend as well.
The latest data released by the National Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) indicates that out of 238 new cases recorded in 22 states in Nigeria on Friday, Kano has a record 92.
Lagos remains the epicentre of the pandemic in Nigeria, recording 30 new cases but there are now fears that the epicentre may shift to Kano and other Northern states.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s total tally has now reached 2,170 cases, ahead of Ghana which has done almost eight times more testing than Nigeria.
Ghana currently has 2,074 confirmed cases, according to Worldometer