Nigeria confirms 350 new cases of COVID-19, total now 11,516

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The most populous nation in Africa, Nigeria, has on Thursday recorded 350 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), increasing the total number of confirmed cases to 11, 516.

Announcing the new cases via its official twitter handle, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) indicated the breakdown of the new cases per state thus; “Lagos-102; Ogun-34; FCT-29; Borno-26; Kaduna-23; Rivers-21; Ebonyi-17; Kwara -16; Katsina-14; Edo-10; Delta-10; Kano-10; Bauchi-10; Bayelsa-9; Imo-8; Plateau-4; Ondo-3; Nasarawa-2; Gombe-1; Oyo-1”.

The 102 cases confirmed in Lagos brings the total number of cases at the nation’s epicentre of the virus to 5,542. Also, 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have recorded more than 100 cases of COVID-19.

Considering the number of COVID-19 cases recorded in Nigeria, Kano State has the second highest after Lagos with 980 confirmed cases; FCT -792; Katsina -385; Edo -351; Borno -322; Kaduna -320; Oyo -318; Ogun -316; Rivers -290; Jigawa -274; Bauchi -256; Gombe -170; Kwara -127; Delta -116; Sokoto -115; and Plateau -113.

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