“179 In Lagos, 20 In Kaduna” – Nigeria Confirms 288 New Coronavirus Cases As Total Rises To 5445

May 16, 2020
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 288 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infection in the country to 5,445.

The NCDC made this known on its Twitter page on Friday night, where it it disclosed that 179 of the new cases were recorded in Lagos, the country’s hotspot.

Twenty new cases were recorded in Kaduna, 15 each in both Katsina and Jigawa, 13 in Borno, 11 in Ogun, eight in Kano, seven in the FCT, four each in Niger and Ekiti, three each in Oyo, Delta and Bauchi, two in Kwara and one in Edo.

The number of recoveries increased from 1,180 to 1,320, while four fatalities were recorded, bringing the total number of deaths to 171.

Below, is a breakdown of cases by state:

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