Nigeria Records 17 Deaths, as NCDC Announces 220 new cases of COVID-19

A total number of 17 deaths were confirmed on Saturday in Nigeria by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), with 220 new cases of the novel Coronavirus reported in the country in the last 24 hours.

Lagos and Abuja recorded the highest numbers of infections. While Lagos, the commercial hub of the country recorded 62 new cases, Abuja the capital city recorded 52 new cases.

The spread of the virus further intensified in Kaduna as the state recorded 31 new cases.

Sokoto recorded 13 new cases while Kebbi state has 10 new cases, NCDC also announced nine new cases in Yobe State.

Borno recorded six new cases as Edo and Bauchi states got five new cases each. Oyo, Gombe and Enugu recorded a tally of four cases each and Zamfara state got three new cases.

Nasarawa, Osun, Ebonyi, Kwara, Kano and Plateau states all recorded two new cases according to the NCDC.

In total, Nigeria has now confirmed 2388 cases of COVID19, discharged 385 persons, while 85 persons have died.

Lagos and Ogun states and the federal capital territory of Abuja entered lockdowns to curtail the spread of virus in the country on March 30, 2020. Activities in these states have been on a halt for almost four weeks now.

The lockdown in those states and the FCT, will be eased gradually,  beginning from May 4th, President Muhammadu Buhari said in an address on Monday.


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