The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has reacted to claims making the rounds that COVID-19 and Malaria are similar.

Confirmed cases of coronavirus have increased to 7,526 in Nigeria.

This is after 265 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the country on Saturday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its website.

Data from the centre showed that an additional 167 patients recovered from the virus in the country.

No COVID-19 death was reported in the country in the past 24 hours, according to the released data.

NCDC said, “On the 23rd of May 2020, 265 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.


“No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 7,526 cases have been confirmed, 2,174 cases have been discharged and 221 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 265 new cases are reported from 13 states- Lagos(133), Oyo(34), Edo(28), Ogun(23), FCT(22), Plateau(6), Kaduna (5), Borno(3), Niger(3), Kwara(2), Bauchi(2), Anambra(2), Enugu(2).”

Newsmen report that Nigeria currently has 5,129 active COVID-19 cases.

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