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26 May 2020

Nigeria cases of COVID-19 rises to 8,068, as 229 new cases confirmed

Nigeria cases of COVID-19 rises to 8,068, as 229 new cases confirmed By Rasheed Sobowale Nigeria has recorded 229 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), increasing the total confirmed cases in the nation to 8,068.

Confirming the new cases, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) posted on its official Twitter handle; “229 new cases of #COVID19; Lagos-90; Katsina-27; Imo-26; Kano-23; FCT-14; Plateau-12; Ogun-9; Delta-7; Borno-5; Rivers-5; Oyo-4; Gombe-3; Osun-2; Anambra-1; Bayelsa-1″

On Sunday, the Centre reported that 2,263 persons have successfully recovered from the virus and has been discharged. There was however an improvement as the total number of patients discharged has increased by 48, now totalling 2,311.

Lagos State remains the epicentre of the disease with 3,595 confirmed cases and followed by Kano State with 919 and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja with 519 cases.

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