Since it was first detected in Wuhan, China in December 2019, coronavirus (COVID-19) has ravaged through the world with social and economic impact that will be felt for years.

As of May 25, 2020, over 5.5 million people have been infected with over 347,000 killed across the world.

More than 2.3 million people have also recovered from the virus, declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Nigeria has had its fair share of the global crisis with 8,068 confirmed cases, and 233 deaths (as of May 25).

As announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), below is a timeline of coronavirus cases in Nigeria:

  1. February 27 - A 44-year old Italian man is announced as Nigeria's index case.
  2. March 8 - One of the Italian's contacts in Ogun tested positive.
  3. March 16 - A 30-year old Nigerian woman who returned from the United Kingdom on March 13 tested positive in Lagos.
  4. March 18 - 5 cases recorded in Lagos and Ekiti.
  5. March 19 - 4 new cases recorded in Lagos.
  6. March 21 - 10 new cases recorded in Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory.
  7. March 22 - 8 new cases recorded in Lagos, FCT, and Oyo.
  8. March 23 - 10 new cases recorded in Lagos, FCT, and Edo.
  9. March 24 - 4 cases were recorded in Lagos, FCT, Ogun, and Bauchi. Bauchi case is state governor, Bala Mohammed.
  10. March 25 - 7 new cases recorded in Lagos, FCT, Osun, and Rivers.
  11. March 26 - 14 new cases confirmed in Lagos, Bauchi, and FCT.
  12. March 27 - 16 new cases recorded in Lagos, FCT, Oyo, Edo, and Enugu.
  13. March 28 - 16 new cases recorded in Lagos, FCT, Oyo, Osun, Benue, and Kaduna. The case in Kaduna is state governor, Nasir El-Rufai.
  14. March 29 - 14 new cases recorded in Lagos and FCT.
  15. March 30 - 20 new cases recorded in Lagos, FCT, Kaduna, and Oyo. Oyo's case is state governor, Seyi Makinde.
  16. March 31 - 8 new cases recorded in Lagos, FCT, Osun and Ogun.
  17. April 1 - 35 new cases recorded in Lagos, FCT, Akwa Ibom, Kaduna and Bauchi.
  18. April 2 - 10 new cases recorded in Lagos and FCT.
  19. April 3 - 25 new cases recorded in Lagos, FCT, Edo, Oyo, Ondo.
  20. April 4 - 5 new cases recorded in Bauchi and FCT.
  21. April 5 - 18 new cases recorded in Lagos, FCT, Kaduna, and Edo.
  22. April 6 - 6 new cases recorded in Edo, Rivers, FCT, and Kwara.
  23. April 7 - 16 new cases recorded in Lagos, FCT, Oyo, Delta, and Katsina.
  24. April 8 - 20 new cases recorded in Lagos, FCT, Bauchi, and Edo.
  25. April 9 - 14 new cases recorded in Lagos and Delta.
  26. April 10 - 17 new cases recorded in Lagos, Ogun, Katsina, FCT, Niger, Kaduna, Anambra, and Ondo.
  27. April 11 - 13 new cases recorded in Lagos, Delta, and Kano.
  28. April 12 - 5 new cases recorded in Lagos, Kwara, and Katsina.
  29. April 13 - 20 new cases recorded in Lagos, Edo, Kano, Ogun, and Ondo.
  30. April 14 - 30 new cases recorded in Lagos, FCT, Kano, Edo, and Akwa Ibom.
  31. April 15 - 34 new cases recorded in Lagos, Kano, Katsina, Delta, and Niger.
  32. April 16 - 35 new cases recorded in Lagos, Kano, Oyo, and the FCT.
  33. April 17 - 51 new cases recorded in Lagos, Kano, Kwara, Oyo, Katsina, Ogun, Ekiti, and the FCT.
  34. April 18 - 48 new cases recorded in Lagos, FCT, Kano, Ogun, and Oyo.
  35. April 19 - 86 in Lagos, Katsina, Akwa Ibom, Jigawa, Bauchi, Borno, and the FCT.
  36. April 20 - 38 new cases recorded in Kano, Gombe, Kaduna, Borno, Abia, Sokoto, Ekiti, and the FCT.
  37. April 21 - 117 new cases recorded in Lagos, Kano, Borno, Katsina, Ogun, Rivers, Bauchi and the FCT.
  38. April 22 - 91 new cases in Lagos, Katsina, Ogun, Delta, Edo, Kwara, Oyo, Adamawa and the FCT.
  39. April 23 - 108 new cases recorded in Lagos, Ogun, Gombe, Borno, Akwa Ibom, Kwara, Plateau, and the FCT.
  40. April 24 - 114 new cases reported in Lagos, Gombe, Zamfara, Edo, Ogun, Oyo, Kaduna, Sokoto, and the FCT.
  41. April 25 - 87 new cases recorded in Lagos, Borno, Osun, Katsina,Kano, Ekiti, Edo, Bauchi, and Imo.
  42. April 26 - 91 new cases reported in Lagos, Sokoto, Taraba, Kaduna, Gombe, Ondo, Edo, Oyo, Rivers, Bauchi, Osun, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Kebbi, and the FCT.
  43. April 27 - 64 new cases announced in Lagos, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, and the FCT.
  44. April 28 - 195 new cases recorded in Lagos, Kano, Ogun, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Sokoto, Edo, Jigawa, Zamfara, Rivers, Enugu, Delta, Nasarawa, and the FCT.
  45. April 29 - 196 new cases recorded in Lagos, Kano, Gombe, Kaduna, Katsina, Sokoto, Edo, Borno, Yobe, Ebonyi, Adamawa, and the FCT.
  46. April 30 - 204 new cases recorded in Kano, Lagos, Gombe, Bauchi, Sokoto, Borno, Edo, Rivers, Ogun, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Kaduna, Oyo, Delta, Nasarawa, Ondo, Kebbi, and the FCT.
  47. May 1 - 238 new cases recorded in Kano, Lagos, Gombe, Bauchi, Delta, Oyo, Zamfara, Sokoto, Ondo, Nasarawa, Kwara, Edo, Ekiti, Borni, Yobe, Adamawa, Niger, Imo, Ebonyi, Rivers, Enugu, and the FCT.
  48. May 2 - 220 new cases in Lagos, Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi, Yobe, Borno, Edo, Bauchi, Gombe, Enugu, Oyo, Zamfara, Nasarawa, Osun, Ebonyi, Kwara, Kano, Plateau, and the FCT.
  49. May 3 - 170 new cases in Lagos, Kano, Ogun, Bauchi, Kaduna, Sokoto, Katsina, Borno, Nasarawa, Adamawa, Oyo, and the FCT.
  50. May 4 - 245 new cases recorded in Lagos, Katsina, Jigawa, Kano, Borno, Edo, Bauchi, Adamawa, Oyo, Ogun, Ekiti, Osun, Benue, Niger, Zamfara and the FCT.
  51. May 5 - 148 new cases recorded in Lagos, Kano, Zamfara, Katsina, Taraba, Borno, Ogun, Oyo, Edo, Kaduna, Bauchi, Adamawa, Gombe, Plateau, Sokoto, Kebbi and the FCT.
  52. May 6 - 195 new cases recorded in Lagos, Kano, Zamfara, Sokoto, Borno, Oyo, Kebbi, Gombe, Ogun, Katsina, Kaduna, Adamawa, and the FCT.
  53. May 7 - 381 new cases recorded in Lagos, Kano, Jigawa, Zamfara, Bauchi, Katsina, Borno, Kwara, Kaduna, Gombe, Ogun, Sokoto, Oyo, Rivers, Niger, Akwa Ibom, Enugu, and Plateau.
  54. May 8 - 386 new cases recorded in Lagos, Kano, Katsina, Borno, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Ogun, Plateau, Oyo, Sokoto, Rivers, Kaduna, Edo, Ebonyi, Ondo, Enugu, Imo, Gombe, Osun, and the FCT.
  55. May 9 - 239 new cases recorded in Lagos, Bauchi, Kano, Katsina, Borno, Kwara, Oyo, Kaduna, Sokoto, Adamawa, Kebbi, Plateau, Ogun, Ekiti, and the FCT.
  56. May 10 - 248 new cases recorded in Lagos, Jigawa, Borno, Kano, Bauchi, Edo, Sokoto, Zamfara, Kwara, Kebbi, Gombe, Taraba, Ogun, Ekiti, Osun, Bayelsa, and the FCT.
  57. May 11 - 242 new cases recorded in Lagos, Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Ogun, Gombe, Adamawa, Ondo, Oyo, Rivers, Zamfara, Borno, Bauchi, and the FCT.
  58. May 12 - 146 new cases recorded in Lagos, Kano, Kwara, Edo, Bauchi, Yobe, Kebbi, Oyo, Katsina, Niger, Plateau, Borno, Sokoto, Benue, Gombe, Enugu, Ebonyi, Ogun, Rivers, and the FCT.
  59. May 13 - 184 new cases recorded in Lagos, Jigawa, Bauchi, Katsina, Kano, Rivers, Kwara, Delta, Kaduna, Sokoto, Oyo, Kebbi, Nasarawa, Osun, Ondo, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu, Anambra, Plateau, Niger, and the FCT.
  60. May 14 - 193 new cases recorded in Lagos, Kano, Jigawa, Yobe, FCT, Ogun, Plateau, Gombe, Imo, Edo, Kwara, Borno, Bauchi, Nasarawa, and Ondo.
  61. May 15 - 288 new cases recorded in Lagos, Kaduna, Katsina, Jigawa, Borno, Ogun, Kano, FCT, Niger, Ekiti, Oyo, Delta, Bauchi, Kwara, and Edo.
  62. May 16 - 176 new cases recorded in Lagos, Oyo, FCT, Niger, Borno, Jigawa, Kaduna, Anambra, Edo, Rivers, Nasarawa, Bauchi, Benue, and Zamfara.
  63. May 17 - 338 new cases recorded in Lagos, Kano, FCT, Rivers, Plateau, Oyo, Katsina, Jigawa, Kaduna, Abia, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Ondo, Kebbi, and Sokoto.
  64. May 18 - 216 new cases recorded in Lagos, Katsina, Oyo, Kano, Edo, Zamfara, Ogun, Gombe, Borno, Bauchi, Kwara, FCT, Kaduna, Enugu, and Rivers.
  65. May 19 - 226 new cases recorded in Lagos, Ogun, Plateau, Edo, Kaduna, Oyo, FCT, Adamawa, Jigawa, Ebonyi, Borno, Nasarawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Enugu, and Bayelsa.
  66. May 20 - 284 new cases recorded in Lagos, Rivers, Oyo, FCT, Borno, Plateau, Jigawa, Kano, Abia, Ekiti, Delta, Kwara, and Taraba.
  67. May 21 - 339 new cases recorded in Lagos, Kano, Oyo, Edo, Katsina, Kaduna, Jigawa, Yobe, Plateau, FCT, Gombe, Ogun, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Delta, Ondo, Rivers, and Adamawa.
  68. May 22 - 245 new cases recorded in Lagos, Jigawa, Ogun, Borno, Kaduna, Oyo, Rivers, Ebonyi, Kano, Kwara, Katsina, Akwa Ibom, Sokoto, Bauchi, Yobe, Anambra, Gombe, Niger, Ondo, Plateau, FCT, and Bayelsa.
  69. May 23 - 265 new cases recorded in Lagos, Oyo, Edo, Ogun, FCT, Plateau, Kaduna, Borno, Niger, Kwara, Bauchi, Anambra, and Enugu.
  70. May 24 - 313 new cases recorded in Lagos, FCT, Rivers, Edo, Kano, Ogun, Ebonyi, Nasarawa, Delta, Oyo, Plateau, Kaduna, Kwara, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Niger, and Anambra.
  71. May 25 - 229 new cases recorded in Lagos, Katsina, Imo, Kano, FCT, Plateau, Ogun, Delta, Borno, Rivers, Oyo, Gombe, Osun, Anambra, and Bayelsa.

States affected

Total confirmed cases - 8,068

Active cases - 5,524

Recovered - 2,311

Dead - 233

  1. Lagos - 3,595
  2. Kano - 919
  3. FCT - 519
  4. Katsina - 335
  5. Borno - 255
  6. Oyo - 244
  7. Jigawa - 241
  8. Ogun - 240
  9. Bauchi - 232
  10. Edo - 191
  11. Kaduna - 189
  12. Gombe - 148
  13. Rivers - 121
  14. Sokoto - 116
  15. Plateau - 95
  16. Kwara - 79
  17. Zamfara - 76
  18. Yobe - 47
  19. Delta - 46
  20. Nasarawa - 46
  21. Osun - 44
  22. Ebonyi - 33
  23. Imo - 33
  24. Kebbi - 32
  25. Niger - 28
  26. Adamawa - 27
  27. Akwa Ibom - 24
  28. Ondo -23
  29. Ekiti - 20
  30. Taraba - 18
  31. Enugu - 18
  32. Bayelsa - 12
  33. Anambra - 10
  34. Abia - 7
  35. Benue - 5

This list will be updated with new developments at the end of every day.

*Last updated May 25.