Confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to 2,950

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday said confirmed cases of COVID- 19 rose to 2,950 with 148 new cases reported from 17 states and the FCT.

It also stated that five additional deaths were recorded across the country.

The number of cases reported Tuesday declined sharply from 245 reported on Monday, when the federal government partially lifted the lockdown in the FCT, Lagos and Ogun states.

NCDC said the 148 new cases were reported from 17 states- Lagos – 43, Kano – 32, Katsina – 9, FCT – 10, Zamfara – 14, Taraba – 7, Borno – 7, Ogun – 6, Oyo – 5, Bauchi – 3, Edo – 3, Kaduna – 3, Adamawa – 2, Gombe – 2, Plateau, Sokoto and Kebbi – 1 case each.

A breakdown of the 2,950 confirmed cases shows that Lagos State has so far reported 1, 226 cases, followed by Kano – 397, FCT – 307, Borno – 106, Gombe – 98, Katsina – 92, Ogun – 91, Kaduna – 84, Bauchi – 83, Sokoto – 67, Edo – 65, Oyo – 44, Jigawa – 39, Osun – 37, Zamfara – 27, Delta – 17, Akwa Ibom – 16, Kwara – 16, Taraba – 15, Rivers – 14, Adamawa – 14, Yobe – 13, Ondo – 13, Kebbi – 13, Ekiti – 12, Nasarawa – 11, Enugu – 8, Bayelsa – 5, Ebonyi – 5, Plateau – 4, Niger – 4, Benue – 2, Imo – 2, Abia – 2, Anambra – 1.

So far, Nigeria has tested 19, 512 persons since the beginning of the pandemic in the country.

Of the confirmed cases, 2, 371 cases are still active, 481 have recovered and have been discharged, while 98 deaths have been reported.

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