Nigeria records 276 new COVID-19 cases, as death toll hits 249

Nigeria records 276 new COVID-19 cases, as death toll hits 249

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Tuesday confirmed an additional 276 new cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 8,344.

This coming even as 16 more deaths were confirmed on the same day in the country, bringing to number of casualties to the virus in the country to 249.

According to the NCDC, “Till date, 8344 cases have been confirmed, 2385 cases have been discharged and 249 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

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“The 276 new cases are reported from 15 states- Lagos (161), Rivers (36), Edo (27), Kaduna (19), Nasarawa (10), Oyo (6), Kano (4), Delta (3), Ebonyi (3), Gombe (2), Ogun (1), Ondo (1), Borno (1), Abia (1), Bauchi (1).

“On the 26th of May 2020, 276 new confirmed cases and 16 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.”

 

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