Nigeria has recorded 196 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the country’s total number of infected patients to 1,728.
This was disclosed in a tweet by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), in the early hours of Thursday.
Seventeen were recorded in Kaduna, 16 in the FCT, 10 in Katsina, eight in Sokoto, seven in Edo, six in Borno and one each in Yobe, Ebonyi and Adamawa states.
With this development, the NCDC notes that the coronavirus has now spread to 34 of the 36 states of the country including the FCT.
307 persons have been discharged while 51 deaths have, so far, been recorded.
See NCDC’s tweet below:
“196 new cases of #COVID19 reported; 87-Lagos 24-Kano 18-Gombe 17-Kaduna 16-FCT 10-Katsina 8-Sokoto 7-Edo 6-Borno 1-Yobe 1-Ebonyi 1-Adamawa As at 11:55pm 29th April- 1728 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 307 Deaths: 51.”
As at April 29th 2020, #COVID19 confirmed cases have been reported in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 29, 2020