Nigeria hit with 338 new Coronavirus cases, Lagos, Kano record spikes

May 18, 2020
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By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Nigeria has been hit with 338 new cases of Coronavirus, with Lagos and Kano recording spikes in infections.

In the figures released by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Sunday, Nigeria now has 5,959 confirmed cases, the highest in West Africa.

Lagos recorded a spike on Sunday, with 177 new infections, while Kano ramped up 64 new cases, with Abuja FCT raking in 21 fresh cases.

Also, Rivers recorded 16 new cases; Plateau, 14; Oyo, 11; Katsina, nine cases; Jigawa and Kaduna, four cases each, while Abia, Bauchi and Borno have three cases each.

Others are: Gombe, Akwa Ibom and Delta recording two cases each while Ondo, Kebbi and Sokoto have one case each.

The nation recorded six new Coronavirus deaths on Sunday, taking its total to 182 deaths.

However, a total of 1,594 patients who survived the disease have been discharged.

How States Stand

177-Lagos
64-Kano
21-FCT
16-Rivers
14-Plateau
11-Oyo
9-Katsina
4-Jigawa
4-Kaduna
3-Abia
3-Bauchi
3-Borno
2-Gombe
2-Akwa Ibom
2-Delta
1-Ondo
1-Kebbi
1-Sokoto

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