Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases rise to 16, 658 as NCDC reports 573 new infections

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday said Nigeria’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases stood at 16,658 as it reported 573 new infections from 20 states including the FCT

The agency also said four fatalities were recorded from the virus bringing the total number of confirmed deaths to 424.

Of the 573 cases, the NCDC said Lagos State recorded the highest daily figure 216 infections, Lagos – 216, Rivers – 103, Oyo – 68, Edo – 40, Kano – 21, Gombe – 20, FCT – 17, Delta – 13, Plateau – 12, Bauchi – 12, Niger – 10, ,Kebbi – 9, Ogun – 8, Ondo – 8, Abia – 7, Nasarawa – 5, Borno – 1, Kwara – 1, Benue – 1 and Anambra – 1.

“Till date, 16658 cases have been confirmed, 5, 349 cases have been discharged and 424 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory,” the NCDC stated.

Since the disease was reported in Nigeria on February 27, the NCDC said had tested 94,323

A breakdown of the 16,658 confirmed cases shows that Lagos State has so far reported 7,319 cases, followed by FCT – 1, 264, Kano – 1, 158, Edo – 620, Rivers – 592, Oyo – 575, Ogun – 567, Kaduna – 446, Borno – 439, Gombe – 430, Bauchi – 422, Katsina – 414, Jigawa – 317, Delta – 280, Nasarawa – 177, Abia – 173, Plateau – 168, Ebonyi – 162, Kwara – 151,Imo – 136, Sokoto – 132, Zamfara – 76, Ondo – 72, Anambra – 66, Niger – 66,Kebbi – 66, Enugu – 57, Yobe – 55,Osun – 50, Akwa Ibom – 48 Adamawa – 42,, Benue – 34, Bayelsa – 32, Ekiti – 30, Taraba – 18, and Kogi – 3.

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