43,328 persons tested in Nigeria, as total COVID-19 cases hit 7,526

A total of 43,328 samples across the nation have been received by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, as the number of persons positive to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hits 7,526.

This is also coming even as Lagos, Oyo, Edo, amongst other states, confirmed an additional 265 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

Also, the NCDC stated that no new death was recorded as the total death to the virus remains 221.

Confirming the development on its microsite, the NCDC said: “On the 23rd of May 2020, 265 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 7526 cases have been confirmed, 2174 cases have been discharged and 221 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

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“The 265 new cases are reported from 13 states- Lagos(133), Oyo(34), Edo(28), Ogun(23), FCT(22), Plateau(6), Kaduna (5), Borno(3), Niger(3), Kwara(2), Bauchi(2), Anambra(2), Enugu(2).”

Meanwhile, the NCDC said it recognises the sacrifices made by essential workers across Nigeria during the Ramadan period.

According to NCDC, “We congratulate all Muslim faithfuls on the arrival of Eid-el-Fitr.

“Please take responsibility by following guidelines put in place by authorities.”


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