A total of 600 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed late Friday.
The data comes on the day that an Italian citizen was detected as the index case of the virus in Nigeria on 27 February 2020.
The index case, who worked in Nigeria at the time, returned from Milan, Italy, to Lagos on the 25th of February 2020. He was confirmed to have contracted the virus after he fell ill the following day and was transferred to Lagos State biosecurity facilities for isolation and testing
In a post on its Twitter handle on Friday’s data, the centre said the new cases were recorded in 21 out of the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Lagos State recorded the highest number of cases with 169 infections, while Sokoto State reported the lowest cases with one infection.
Eleven new deaths were also announced, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the country to 1,902.
600 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
1,902 deaths pic.twitter.com/rJ5c1Z8i47
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) February 26, 2021
These latest cases bring the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria to 155,076, with the virus spreading to all 36 states and the FCT.
Below is a breakdown of the confirmed cases in the various states, according to the NCDC.
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|