Coronavirus: NCDC announces 389 new cases, total now 8733

Coronavirus: NCDC announces 389 new cases, total now 8733

- The NCDC has announced 389 new cases of Covid-19 in 22 states in Nigeria on Wednesday, May 27

- Lagos still leads the pack with 256 cases while Katsina follows with 23, Edo 22, Rivers 14, Kano 13, Kogi 2, and so on

- With the latest report, Nigeria now has a total 8,733 cases of Covid-19, 2501 recoveries and 254 deaths

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced fresh 276 cases of coronavirus in the country.

The latest cases were confirmed by the federal health agency announced the new cases via its Twitter page on Wednesday evening, May 27.

According to the latest data, Lagos state still has the highest number of cases with 256 cases while Katsina follows with 23, Edo 22, Rivers 14, and Kano 13.

Adamawa and Akwa Ibom have 11 cases each, Kaduna has 7, Kwara and Nasarawa have six each while Gombe, Plateau, Abia, Delta, Benue, Niger, Kogi, and Oyo have two cases each.

Imo, Borno, Ogun, and Anambra states have one case each.

The total number of cases in the country is now 8,733 with 2,501 recoveries and 254 deaths.

The highlight of the NCDC's data shows that another state, Kogi, has joined the list of those with Covid-19 cases; it is only one state, Cross River, that is yet to record a single case.

Also, 116 people have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours while five people have died.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that the federal government of Nigeria disclosed that three out of the numerous claims of COVID-19 local cure had been found promising.

According to the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, the promising cures have been forwarded to relevant authorities for validation.

This was disclosed by the chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha.

Going further, he disclosed that the validation was made by the Federal Ministry of Health after holding a virtual meeting with Nigerian Researchers and Scientists.

“The occurrences in Kano and some other cities have given cause to launch our research initiatives using existing structures and systems in a manner that will build a legacy and prepare Nigeria for any future pandemic.

“As a measure of the importance attached to research and development of local capacity for finding a cure for COVID-19, the Federal Ministry of health held a virtual meeting with a number of researchers and scientists with claims to cure COVID-19.

“Out of the numerous claims, three were found to deserve further investigation and we have forwarded them to the relevant authorities for appropriate review,” the SGF said.

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