Nigeria records 550 Covid-19 cases, total jumps to 70,195

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 550 new cases of the Coronavirus in the country. The NCDC disclosed this via its verified website on Tuesday.

It said that the 550 new cases had taken the total number of infections in the country to 70,195. The agency disclosed that it recorded an additional COVID-19-related death to take the total number of fatalities in the country to 1,182. 

The new cases, it said, were recorded in 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), with Lagos retaining the highest figure of 219 cases. Other states were Kaduna, 52 cases, Kwara, 19; Kano and Rivers, 15 each; Sokoto, 10; Enugu , 9; and Gombe, 8. Plateau and Osun recorded 7 each; Anambra and Oyo, 5 each; Jigawa and Ogun, 4 each; Bauchi 2; Edo, 1; and the FCT, 168. 



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