Nigeria’s Coronavirus Cases Exceed 7,000

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A total of 211 coronavirus fatalities have now been confirmed in Nigeria, as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded 11 more deaths.

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

On Thursday, May 21, 2020, the NCDC announced 339 new cases in the country, raising the total of confirmed cases to 7,016.

According to the health agency, Lagos reported 139 new cases, Kano had 28, Oyo 28, Edo 25, and Katsina 22.

Other states with new cases include Kaduna with 18, Jigawa with 14, Yobe and Plateau with 13 cases each, the FCT with 11, eight in Gombe, five in Ogun, four in Bauchi and Nasarawa each, three in Delta, two in Ondo, and one each in Rivers and Adamawa.

The agency’s update on Thursday also showed that 67 patients recovered from coronavirus and have been discharged from isolation centres. With this, a total of 1,907 patients have recovered from the virus in Nigeria.

However, deaths also increased by 11, taking the country’s death toll from the virus to 211.


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