Coronavirus: NCDC announces 226 new cases, total now 6401
- NCDC has announced 226 new Covid-19 cases in 16 states, with Lagos coming atop the pack with 131
- The total coronavirus cases in Nigeria has now hit a hair-raising figure of 6401
- 1734 people have been successfully discharged while 192 casualties are officially on record
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 226 new cases of coronavirus in 16 states with Lagos leading the pack with a whopping 131.
In a tweet by the national disease control agency on Tuesday, May 19, 25 cases were reported in Ogun state, with Plateau coming behind with 15 new cases.
NCDC announced 11 new cases in Edo, seven in Kaduna and six in Oyo. Five cases were reported in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Adamawa each.
Four cases were announced each in Jigawa, Ebonyi and Borno. Nasarawa has three cases while Bauchi and Gombe have two cases each.
Enugu and Bayelsa states completed the list with one case each.
The total number of cases now stand on 6401. 1734 people have been successfully discharged while 192 deaths from the virus have been recorded so far.
Kogi and Cross Rivers are the two only states in the country that are yet to record the presence of the ravaging virus, though there is a palpable fear the government of the two states are not doing enough to discover the virus which NCDC predicted would spread to all states of the federation.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the task force on the fight against COVID-19 in Imo on Monday, May 18, declared that the state is now coronavirus free. Before now, the southeast state had seven active cases of the dreaded disease.
Briefing journalists in Owerri, chairman of the committee, Professor Maurice Iwu, explained that three out of the cases recorded in the state were discharged on Sunday, May 17, following their satisfactory condition.
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