Coronavirus: Nigeria records 575 fresh cases

Coronavirus: Nigeria records 575 fresh cases

Nigeria recorded 575 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said.

This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 31,323.

The death toll from the virus has hit 709, as they reported 20 recent deaths on Friday.

The fatality rate from the virus in Nigeria is about 2.2 percent.

Meanwhile, over one-third of those infected (12,795) have recovered and have been discharged.

The NCDC in a tweet said they reported the fresh cases in 18 states including Lagos, Oyo, FCT, Rivers, Kaduna,

Edo, Enugu, Delta, Niger, Katsina, Ebonyi, Gombe, Jigawa, Plateau, Nassarawa, Borno, Kano, and Abia.

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All the reporting states already had at least a case of the virus.

As of the time of reporting, all 36 states and the FCT have recorded at least a case of the disease.

Lagos State remains the epicentre for the disease with the highest number of confirmed cases

and deaths in the country, while Zamfara has reported none new confirmed case in the past 53 days.

The other five states with the highest number of confirmed cases are: FCT, Oyo, Edo, Delta and Rivers State.

The 575 fresh cases reported from 18 states:

Coronavirus: Nigeria records 575 fresh cases

Lagos – 234, Oyo – 85, FCT – 68, Rivers – 49, Kaduna – 39, Edo – 31, Enugu – 30, Delta – 11, Niger – 10,

Katsina – 9, Ebonyi – 5, Gombe – 3, Jigawa – 3, Plateau – 2, Nasarawa – 2, Borno – 2, Kano – 1, and Abia – 1.

“To date, 31,323 cases have been confirmed, they have recorded 12795 cases discharged

and 709 deaths in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory,” it stated.

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