Nigeria’s #covid19 cases exceeds 1000 as 114 more test positive

Nigeria’s coronavirus cases exceeded 1000 on Friday, following the recording of 114 new cases of the disease.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 80 of the new infections were recorded in Lagos, 21 were in Gombe and 5 were recorded in the FCT.

Other states with new cases are Zamfara with 2, Edo – 2, then one each in Ogun, Oyo, Kaduna and Sokoto.


The country’s total deaths from the virus now stands at 32 while 208 have recovered.

The coronavirus has spread to 27 states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory.

Lagos still by far has the highest cases with 657, followed by the FCT with 138 and Kano with 73.

The worldwide death toll from the COVID-19 rose to 193,930 on Friday, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1900 GMT.

More than 2,770,750 declared cases have been registered in 193 countries and territories since the epidemic first emerged in China in December.

Of these cases, at least 736,800 are now considered recovered.

The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.

Many countries are testing only the most serious cases.

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