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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Hit 6,677, 200 Dead

Nigeria has recorded 284 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases of infected persons in the country to 6,677.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known via its Twitter handle on Wednesday.

The NCDC also announced that no less than 200 patients have passed on from coronavirus-related complications in the country.

It said, “On the 20th of May 2020, 284 new confirmed cases and eight deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 6677 cases have been confirmed, 1840 cases have been discharged and 200 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 284 new cases are reported from 13 states- Lagos (199), Rivers (26), Oyo (19), FCT (eight), Borno (eight), Plateau(seven), Jigawa (six), Kano (five), Abia(two), Ekiti(one), Delta(one), Kwara (one), Taraba (one).”

A further breakdown of the data from the NCDC’s website showed that of the 200 COVID-19 deaths in Nigeria, 40 were recorded in Lagos, Kano, 36; FCT, nine; Katsina, 13; Borno, 24; Bauchi five; Jigawa, three, Ogun, six; Kaduna, four; Oyo, four; Gombe, three; Sokoto, 13; Edo, six; Zamfara, five; Kwara, one; Rivers, four; Osun, four; Plateau, one; Kebbi, four; Yobe, one; Nasarawa, one; Delta, six; Niger, one; Ondo, one; Ekiti, two, and Akwa Ibom also recorded two deaths.

The data also showed that as of 11.50 pm on May 20, Nigeria has 4,637 active COVID-19 cases. Up to 97 patients have recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours in the country.

Also, the NCDC apologized for making an error in its announcement on Monday, May 18.

The centre tweeted, “On the 18th of May, eight new cases in Zamfara were wrongly declared. Therefore, as at the 20th of May 2020, Zamfara has recorded a total of 76 confirmed cases.

“We apologize to Zamfara State Government for this mistake and reiterate our commitment to exact and straightforward reporting of data.”

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 2,954 2,332 582 40
Kano 847 690 121 36
FCT 435 311 115 9
Katsina 281 239 29 13
Borno 235 122 89 24
Bauchi 224 89 130 5
Jigawa 211 130 78 3
Ogun 178 103 69 6
Oyo 162 110 48 4
Kaduna 152 66 82 4
Gombe 136 41 92 3
Edo 119 78 35 6
Sokoto 113 25 75 13
Rivers 79 54 21 4
Zamfara 76 8 63 5
Kwara 66 40 25 1
Plateau 57 42 14 1
Osun 42 5 33 4
Nasarawa 34 15 18 1
Yobe 32 28 3 1
Kebbi 32 11 17 4
Delta 28 10 12 6
Adamawa 26 12 13 1
Niger 22 16 5 1
Ekiti 20 5 13 2
Ondo 20 4 15 1
Akwa Ibom 18 4 12 2
Taraba 18 8 10 0
Enugu 16 10 6 0
Ebonyi 13 12 1 0
Abia 7 6 1 0
Imo 7 0 7 0
Bayelsa 7 2 5 0
Benue 5 5 0 0
Anambra 5 4 1 0