Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases near 18, 000 as NCDC announces 587 new infections

Nigeria has recorded 587 new cases of COVID-19, pushing the nation’s total infections towards the 18,000 mark. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC in a tweet stated that the country has now confirmed at least 17,735 cases of the novel coronavirus with 469 deaths and 5,967 recovered patients. The NCDC also announced the discharge of 344 patients from isolation centers across the country with 14 new deaths reported.

Lagos State, the epicentre of the virus in Nigeria topped the number of confirmed cases with 155 new cases, Edo state recorded 75 new cases, the Federal Capital Territory recorded 67 new cases while Rivers reported 65, Oyo reported 56 and Delta 50. Other states are Bayelsa-25, Plateau-18, Kaduna-18, Enugu-17, Borno-12, Ogun-12, Ondo-7, Kwara-4, Kano-2, Gombe-2, Sokoto-1 and Kebbi-1.

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