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NCDC Confirms 238 New Cases of COVID-19


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The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 238 new cases of Coronavirus outbreak in the country, bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 2,170.

The NCDC also said that the number of people killed by the COVID 19 virus has risen to sixty-eight after an additional ten people died from the virus.

According to the NCDC, Kano state in North-West Nigeria, recorded the highest number of new cases in the country with ninety-two new infections.

Thirty-six new cases were recorded in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) while Lagos recorded thirty new cases.

A breakdown of cases recorded in the other states across the country showed that Gombe recorded sixteen new cases, Bauchi reported ten, while Delta recorded eight. Oyo had six new cases while Zamfara and Sokoto had five cases each.Ondo and Nasarawa posted four new cases while Kwara, Ekiti, Borno and Yobe had three cases each. Adamawa recorded two cases while Niger, Imo, Ebonyi, Rivers and Enugu states reported one new case.

According to the agency, as at 11;00pm May 1, 2020 Nigeria has 1,751 Active Cases of COVID-19 and 351 Treated and Discharged.

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu the Director-General of the NCDC, said at a media briefing that Nigeria had tested about 2,000 samples on Thursday, April 30, the country’s highest daily testing figure.

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