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COVID-19: NCDC Reports 288 New Cases, 179 In Lagos

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COVID-19: NCDC Reports 288 New Cases, 179 In Lagos
COVID-19: NCDC Reports 288 New Cases, 179 In

The total cases in country now stand at 5,445.

The announcement was made via the agency’s twitter handle on Friday.

The breakdown of the new cases shows that 179 cases were recorded in Lagos state.

The NCDC also stated that three patients died of coronavirus-related complications in the country, making total fatalities rise to 171.

A breakdown of data obtained from the centre’s website showed that 140 COVID-19 patients were discharged in the past 24 hours across the country.

It said, “On the 15th of May 2020, 288 new confirmed cases and three deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 5445 cases have been confirmed, 1320 cases have been discharged and 171 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 288 new cases are reported from 15 states – Lagos(179), Kaduna (20), Katsina (15), Jigawa(15), Borno (13), Ogun(11), Kano(8), FCT(7), Niger (4), Ekiti(4), Oyo (3), Delta (3), Bauchi(3), Kwara (2), Edo(1).”

A further breakdown of the data showed that over 41 per cent of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria were reported in Lagos, about 14 per cent in Kano and seven per cent in Abuja.

It also showed that about 41 per cent of patients discharged in Nigeria were treated in Lagos.

The NCDC, however, apologised for making errors in its announcement on Thursday.

It said, “On the 14th of May, four cases reported from Plateau and one case from Akwa Ibom, were repeat cases

A further breakdown of the data showed that over 41 per cent of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria were reported in Lagos, about 14 per cent in Kano and seven per cent in Abuja.

It also showed that about 41 per cent of patients discharged in Nigeria were treated in Lagos.

The NCDC, however, apologised for making errors in its announcement on Thursday.

It said, “On the 14th of May, four cases reported from Plateau and one case from Akwa Ibom, were repeat cases.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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