Nigeria’s total now 47,290, as NCDC confirms 423 new cases
The total number of confirmed cases coronavirus, COVID-19, in Nigeria now stands at 47,290 as the country’s Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Tuesday night announced 423 fresh cases of the virus.
The Centre, on its official twitter handle @NCDCGov, which also confirmed six deaths, said the new cases were reported from 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
It tweeted that of the 47,290 confirmed cases, 33,609 patients had been discharged with 956 deaths.
Giving breakdown of the 423 new cases, the Centre said Lagos, which is the nation’s epicenter, recorded 117 new cases, followed by the FCT with 40 cases, while Ondo and Rivers states recorded 35 and 28 cases, respectively.
Others are Osun, 24; Benue, 21; Abia, 19; Ogun, 19; Ebonyi, 18; Delta and Kwara, 17 each while Kaduna and Anambra recorded 15 and 14 cases, respectively.
Other states are Ekiti, 11; Kano, 9; Imo, 6; Gombe, 4; Oyo, 3; Bauchi, 1; Edo 1 and Nasarawa, 1.
NCDC said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, had continued to coordinate the national response activities across the country.