Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases near 6,000 as NCDC confirms 338 new infections

Posted by News Express | 18 May 2020 | 1,247 times

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Nigeria has recorded 338 new cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

In a tweet on its official handle late Sunday, the NCDC said Lagos had recorded 177 new cases, while Kano posted 64 cases.

Other regions with new cases include the FCT with 21, Rivers with 16, Plateau with 14, Oyo 11, Katsina nine, Jigawa and Kaduna with four each, and three cases from the trio of Abia, Bauchi, and Borno.

Gombe, Akwa Ibom, and Delta states also recorded two new cases each, while Kebbi and Sokoto shared two cases between them.

NCDC

@NCDCgov

338 new cases of #COVID19;

177-Lagos

64-Kano

21-FCT

16-Rivers

14-Plateau

11-Oyo

9-Katsina

4-Jigawa

4-Kaduna

3-Abia

3-Bauchi

3-Borno

2-Gombe

2-Akwa Ibom

2-Delta

1-Ondo

1-Kebbi

1-Sokoto

5959 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria

Discharged: 1594

Deaths: 182

Earlier on Sunday, national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, said President Muhammadu Buhari is set to address Nigerians on Monday over the pandemic.

While some expect the President to further relax lockdown measures precipitated by the virus, COVID-19 cases have continued to rise across the country. (Channels TV)


Source: News Express

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