NCDC records 184 new COVID19 cases, 6 deaths

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday reported 184 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease and six deaths.

 With Wednesday’s new cases, the country total of infected persons from 4, 787 reported on Tuesday to 4, 971.

The agency tweeted that the fresh cases were reported in 22 states. These are Lagos, Jigawa, Bauchi Katsina, Kano, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Rivers, Kwara, Delta, Kaduna, Sokoto, Oyo, Kebbi, Nasarawa, Osun, Ondo, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu, Anambra, Plateau and Niger.

“Till date, 4971 cases have been confirmed, 1070 cases have been discharged and 164 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The details of the 184 new cases are as follows: Lagos – 51, Jigawa – 23, Bauchi – 16, Katsina – 16, Kano – 14, FCT – 10, Rivers – 10, Kwara – 9, Delta – 5, Kaduna – 5, Sokoto – 4, Oyo – 4, Kebbi – 3, Nasarawa – 3, Osun – 3, Ondo – 2, Ebonyi – 1, Edo- 1, Enugu – 1, Anambra – 1, Plateau – 1, and Niger – 1,” said the NCDC.

Nigeria has so far tested 29,408 persons since the first index case was reported in the country on February 27.

Of the 4,971 infections reported, 3,737 cases are still active. There have been 1, 070 recoveries and 164 fatalities.

A breakdown of the 4, 971 confirmed cases shows that Lagos State remains the epicenter of the disease in Nigeria with 2, 041 cases; Kano – 707, FCT – 370, Katsina – 224, Bauchi – 206, Borno – 188, Jigawa – 141, Ogun – 127, Gombe – 119, Kaduna – 116, Sokoto – 112, Edo – 89, Zamfara – 73, Oyo – 73, Kwara – 53, Osun – 43, Rivers – 33, Kebbi – 31, Nasarawa – 28, Delta – 22, Adamawa – 21, Yobe – 20, Plateau – 20, Ondo – 18, Taraba – 17, Akwa Ibom – 17, Ekiti – 15, Enugu – 12, Niger – 10, Ebonyi – 9, Bayelsa – 6, Benue – 4, imo – 3, Anambra – 2 and Abia – 2.

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