Nigeria’s death toll from coronavirus reaches 200


Nigeria’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 6,677, on Wednesday, as 284 new infections were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Also, the death toll from the virus reached 200 as eight people were confirmed dead from the virus on Wednesday.

The agency in a tweet late on Wednesday evening said the 284 new cases were reported in 13 states. These are Lagos, Rivers, Oyo, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) , Borno, Plateau, Jigawa, Kano, Abia, Ekiti, Delta, Kwara,and Taraba.

Lagos State recorded the highest daily figure of cases reported on Wednesday.

There was a slight increase in the number of infections reported on Wednesday (284) compared to the number reported on Tuesday (226).

All the reporting states already had at least a case of the virus.

NCDC said “on May 20, 284 new confirmed cases and 8 deaths was recorded in Nigeria

“Till date, 6677 cases have been confirmed, 1840 cases have been discharged and 200 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory, the agency tweeted.

The 284 new cases were reported from 13 states: Lagos – 199, Rivers – 26, Oyo – 19, FCT – 8, Borno – 8, Plateau – 7, Jigawa – 6, Kano – 5, Abia – 2, Ekiti – 1, Delta – 1 , Kwara – 1, and Taraba – 1.

Meanwhile, NCDC said that it made a correction on an error in its case computation for Zamfara on May 18.

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