Nigeria Records 216 New COVID-19 Cases

Nigeria Records 216 New COVID-19 Cases




Nigeria on Wednesday recorded 216 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as announced by the Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

In a late-night tweet on NCDC disclosed that the new infections were recorded in 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Of the new cases, Plateau has the highest number – 59, followed by Rivers, Abia, and Lagos which have 27, 22, and 20 more infections respectively.

Others are Oyo – 18, Enugu – 17, Kaduna – 11, FCT – 11, Ogun – 10, Ebonyi – 4, Osun – 4, Ekiti – 4, Delta – 3, Edo – 3, Akwa Ibom – 2, and Bauchi – 1.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country since Nigeria reported its first infection in February to 54,463.

Similarly, those who have lost the battle to COVID-19 in Nigeria increased by four, raising the death toll to 1,027.

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