Nigeria Records 245 New Cases Of Coronavirus, Total Now 7,261

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Coronavirus cases in Nigeria have risen to 7, 261 following the announcement of 245 more cases on Friday, May 22, 2020.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed the new figures in a tweet via its verified handle.

In its latest update on the pandemic in the country, the agency said 131 new cases were recorded in Lagos, the epicentre of the outbreak in the most populous country in Africa, 16 from Jigawa, 13 from Ogun, 12 from Borno and nine each from Kaduna, Oyo, Rivers and Ebonyi.

Other states with new cases include Kwara with seven, Katsina with five, Akwa Ibom and Sokoto each with three, Bauchi and Yobe each with two.

Anambra, Gombe, Niger, Ondo, Plateau, the FCT and Bayelsa, all recorded one new case each.

According to the NCDC, 10 new deaths were recorded, while 100 patients recovered from the virus.

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