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COVID-19: Nigeria crosses 8000 mark in confirmed cases

Nigeria has crossed the 8000 mark in confirmed cases of COVID-19 as new infections continue to surface daily.

Specifically, the country has now recorded a total of 8068 confirmed infections. The development comes after 229 new cases of COVID-19 were reported across Nigeria on Monday, May 25, 2020.

As usual, Lagos was responsible for the majority of new infections recorded Monday. The state racked up a total of 90 new cases. Also, four other states and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) hit double figures in new cases on Monday. They include Katsina which accounted for 27 new cases, Imo with 26, Kano with 23 and Plateau with 12 cases. On its part, the FCT was responsible for 14 new cases.

In summary, the 229 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in 14 states and the FCT.

Meanwhile, seven more deaths have been recorded from the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. The new casualties were recorded across Nigeria on Monday. Consequently, the death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic has risen to 233.

On the other hand, 48 additional persons have beaten the virus in Nigeria. The 48 persons have made full recoveries from the COVID-19 disease and have thus been discharged. Equally important, the new recoveries have raised the number of those who have been discharged so far to 2311.

The foregoing formed part of the updates released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday. Also, the updates were shared via a couple of tweets posted via its verified handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.

The NCDC tweeted: ‘‘229 new cases of #COVID19; Lagos-90, Katsina-27, Imo-26, Kano-23, FCT-14, Plateau-12, Ogun-9, Delta-7, Borno-5, Rivers-5, Oyo-4, Gombe-3, Osun-2, Anambra-1, Bayelsa-1. 8068 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. Discharged: 2311. Deaths: 233.

 

Furthermore, the agency revealed that active cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria currently stand at 5,524. Also, it disclosed that a total of 45, 683 samples have been tested so far in Nigeria. Additionally, no new state has reported a case of COVID-19. So far, Cross River and Kogi stand apart as the only two states yet to record a single case of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, Lagos continues to top the infection table across Nigeria when considering cases per state. The state now has a confirmed cases profile of 3,595 infections, representing 44.6 per cent of Nigeria’s total.

Please refer to table below for total of confirmed cases in other states

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