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Nigeria Records Eight More COVID-19 Deaths, Total Now 200

A file photo of a health worker writing on a paper. Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.

 

 

The number of deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria has hit the 200 mark.

The figure increased on Wednesday after eight more infected patients lost the battle to COVID-19 in parts of the country.

This was revealed in a late-night tweet by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its latest update on the disease.

It noted that 284 new cases of coronavirus were reported from 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The disease has spread to almost all states in the country, with Lagos being the worst-hit and followed by Kano State.

Only Cross River and Kogi States have yet to report any case of COVID-19 since the outbreak of the disease in the country.

Of the new cases, Lagos has 199 infections, Rivers reported 26, Oyo recorded 19, and eight new cases were reported in the FCT.

Other states with new cases include Borno – eight, Plateau – seven, Jigawa – six, Kano – five, Abia – two, Ekiti – one, Delta – one, Kwara – one, and Taraba – one.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria to 6677, out of which 1840 cases have been discharged with 200 deaths recorded.

As of 9: 18am on May 21, the NCDC said the country has a total of 4,637 active cases of coronavirus.

See the breakdown of the figures from the NCDC below:

COVID-19 NIGERIA

Thursday 9: 18 am 21 May 2020

Samples Tested

38,231

Confirmed Cases

6,677

Active Cases

4,637

Discharged Cases

1,840

Death

200

Confirmed Cases by State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 2,954 2,332 582 40
Kano 847 690 121 36
FCT 435 311 115 9
Katsina 281 239 29 13
Borno 235 122 89 24
Bauchi 224 89 130 5
Jigawa 211 130 78 3
Ogun 178 103 69 6
Oyo 162 110 48 4
Kaduna 152 66 82 4
Gombe 136 41 92 3
Edo 119 78 35 6
Sokoto 113 25 75 13
Rivers 79 54 21 4
Zamfara 76 8 63 5
Kwara 66 40 25 1
Plateau 57 42 14 1
Osun 42 5 33 4
Nasarawa 34 15 18 1
Yobe 32 28 3 1
Kebbi 32 11 17 4
Delta 28 10 12 6
Adamawa 26 12 13 1
Niger 22 16 5 1
Ekiti 20 5 13 2
Ondo 20 4 15 1
Akwa Ibom 18 4 12 2
Taraba 18 8 10 0
Enugu 16 10 6 0
Ebonyi 13 12 1 0
Abia 7 6 1 0
Imo 7 0 7 0
Bayelsa 7 2 5 0
Benue 5 5 0 0
Anambra 5 4 1 0

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