A total of 108 new cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed late Thursday.
In a post on its Twitter handle, the centre said 78 of the cases were recorded in Lagos State, 14 in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), five in Ogun State, four in Gombe State, three in Borno State, two in Akwa Ibom State and one in Kwara and Plateau states respectively.
Three new COVID-19 related deaths were also recorded.
108 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported;
78 in Lagos
14 in FCT
5 in Ogun
4 in Gombe
2 in Akwa Ibom
1 in Kwara
1 in Plateau
As at 11:30 pm 23rd April there are 981 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 23, 2020
This latest figure brings the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Nigeria to 981, with the virus spreading to 26 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Out of the 981 cases, Lagos State has recorded the highest number with 582, followed by the FCT with 133, Kano State with 73, Ogun State with 29, Katsina State has 21, Osun State with 20, Oyo and Edo states have 17 each, Borno State with 12, Kwara and Akwa Ibom states have 11 respectively, Kaduna and Gombe states have nine each, Bauchi State with eight, Delta State with six, Ekiti State with four, Ondo and Rivers states have three each, Enugu, Niger, Jigawa and Abia states have two each, and Benue, Anambra, Sokoto, Adamawa and Plateau states with one respectively.
A total of 31 deaths have been recorded, while 197 patients have been discharged.