A total of 248 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed late Sunday.
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In a post on its Twitter handle, the centre said 81 of the cases were recorded in Lagos State, 35 in Jigawa State, 26 each in Borno and Kano states, 20 in Bauchi State, 13 in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), 12 in Edo State, 10 in Sokoto State and seven in Zamfara State.
Four cases each were recorded in Kwara and Kebbi states, two each in Gombe, Taraba, Ogun and Ekiti states and one in Bayelsa and Osun states respectively.
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Seventeen new deaths were also reported, an increase of six from the previous day.
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This latest figure brings the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Nigeria to 4,399, with the virus spreading to 34 states and the FCT.
Out of the 4,399 cases, Lagos State has recorded the highest number with 1845, followed by Kano State with 602, FCT with 356, Borno State has 185, Bauchi State with 181, Katsina State has 156, Jigawa State with 118, Ogun State with 117, Gombe State has 112, Sokoto State has 106, Kaduna State with 98, Edo State has 79, Zamfara State with 72, Oyo State has 64, Osun State has 39, Kwara State has 34, Nasarawa State has 25 and Kebbi State has 24.
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Rivers State has 21 cases, Plateau State has 19, Delta, Akwa Ibom and Adamawa states have 17 each, Ekiti and Ondo states have 15 each, Yobe State has 13, Enugu State has 10, Ebonyi State with seven, Niger and Bayelsa states have six each, Imo State has three, Benue and Abia states have two each, and Anambra has one case.
A total of 143 deaths have been recorded, while 778 patients have been discharged.