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COVID-19: NCDC Reports 338 New Cases, 177 In Lagos, Total Now 5,959

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Nigeria has recorded fresh 338 cases of COVID-19, with the total now 5,959.

COVID-19: NCDC Reports 338 New Cases, 177 In Lagos, Total Now 5,959
COVID-19: NCDC Reports 338 New Cases, 177 In Lagos, Total Now 5,959

177 of the new cases were recorded in Lagos state.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control disclosed this via a tweet on Sunday.

The centre said, “On the 17th of May 2020, 338 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

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

“Till date, 5959 cases have been confirmed, 1594 cases have been discharged and 182 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The 338 new cases are reported from 18 states- Lagos(177), Kano(64), FCT(21), Rivers(16), Plateau(14), Oyo(11), Katsina(9), Jigawa(4), Kaduna(4), Abia(3), Bauchi(3), Borno(3),Gombe(2), Akwa Ibom(2), Delta(2), Ondo(1), Kebbi(1), Sokoto(1).”

A further breakdown of the data showed that 122 COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged across the country on Sunday.

It also showed that 26 per cent of infected persons have recovered from the virus in Nigeria while three per cent died.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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