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COVID-19: 64 new cases lift country total to 1337

Nigeria has recorded 64 new cases of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Monday, 27th of April; thereby bringing the total recorded so far in Nigeria to 1337

Specifically, the NCDC, through its verified Twitter account, announced that as at 11:20pm of 27th April, 64 new cases of COVID-19 had been recorded. Further, it disclosed that the death toll stood at 40, with 255 recovered and discharged cases.

It further broke down the affected states starting with Lagos recording 34 new cases; FCT with 15 cases; Borno having 11 cases; while both Taraba and Gombe states recorded two new cases each.

However, one case previously reported as a Lagos State case, is now reported as an FCT case.

The total number of confirmed cases in Lagos is now at 764 and 157 in FCT.

Furthermore, the breakdown of all states currently affected by the virus is as follows:

Lagos has a total of 764 confirmed cases (603 active); FCT 157 (117 active); Kano 76 (76 active); Borno 41 (39 active); Gombe state has 37 cases, both confirmed and active; Ogun which trails Gombe closely has recorded 35 cases (29 active); while Osun accounted for 34 cases (14 active).

Others include: Katsina 30 (24 active); Edo state 25 (14 active); Oyo 21 (10 active); Kaduna 15 (nine active); Bauchi 14 (eight active); Akwa Ibom 12 (two active); Sokoto has recorded 10 cases, both confirmed and active.

Furthermore, Kwara  has 11 cases (nine active); Ekiti (eight active) and Ondo (six active) both have eight confirmed cases. Similarly, Delta and Rivers have both recorded six confirmed cases; with five and two active respectively. Taraba has eight for both confirmed and active cases.

Abia, Enugu, Niger, Jigawa and Zamfara states all have two confirmed cases each; with two, nil, two, two and two active cases respectively.

Leading from the rear, Kebbi, Ebonyi, Bayelsa, Imo, Plateau, Adamawa, Anambra and Benue all have one confirmed and active case each; except Anambra which, like Enugu, currently has no active case.

In the meantime, the total confirmed cases in Nigeria as at 11:20pm of April 27th stand at 1337; while the active cases remain at 1042.

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