Headline: covid-19 Nigeria record 91 new corona virus cases, total now 1,273
Nigeria’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 1,273 on Sunday from 1,182 reported on Saturday evening by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The public health agency in a tweet Sunday night said that 91 new cases were reported in 16 states. These are Lagos, Sokoto, Taraba, Kaduna, Gombe, Ondo, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Edo, Oyo, Rivers, Bauchi, Osun, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Ebonyi and Kebbi.
A breakdown of the latest update shows that 43 of the new cases were reported in Lagos, eight in Sokoto, Taraba – six, Kaduna and Gombe – five, Ondo, FCT, Edo, Rivers Bauchi and Oyo – three, Osun – two, while Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Ebonyi, and Kebbi have one case apiece.
Lagos remains the epicentre for the outbreak in Nigeria, Three states – Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Taraba and Kebbi – reported their first cases of the infection on Sunday.
NCDC said one case previously reported in Lagos, is now an Ondo State case.
The total number of confirmed cases in Lagos is 731, and eight in Ondo.
The NCDC said as of 12:00 a.m. on April 27, there were 1,273 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. Of these, 239 infected people have recovered and have been discharged while the death toll rose to 40 from 35 reported on Saturday.
A breakdown of all the cases shows that Lagos state has so far reported 731 cases, followed by FCT – 141,
Kano – 77, Ogun – 35, Osun – 34, Gombe – 35, Katsina – 30, Borno – 30, Edo – 25, Oyo -21, Kwara – 11, Akwa Ibom – 12, Bauchi – 14, Kaduna – 15, Ekiti-8, Ondo – 8, Delta – 6, Rivers – 6, Jigawa – 2, Enugu – 2, Niger – 2, Abia – 2, Zamfara – 2, Sokoto -10, and Taraba – 6. Benue, Anambra, Adamawa, Plateau, Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Kebbi and Imo have one case each.
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