17 dead in 24 hours as Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases rise to 4,399, Lagos, Jigawa top list


Nigeria has recorded 248 new cases of the Coronavirus disease, now with the total figure of COVID-19 cases put at 4,399.

From 9th to 10th of May 2020, that is, within 24 hours, the country has recorded 17 deaths, bringing the total number of confirmed casualties to 143.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), disclosing this on Sunday via its Twitter handle, said, Lagos State still maintains the lead in states with highest viral infections with 81 cases.

It was followed with Jigawa, Borno, Kano and Bauchi states, having 35, 26, 26 and 20 new cases respectively.

Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), recorded 13 new cases, while Edo and Sokoto states had 12 and 10 new cases respectively.

Zamfara State had seven new cases, while Kwara and Kebbi states had four new cases each.

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Gombe, Taraba, Ogun and Ekiti States had two new cases each, while Osun and Bayelsa states had one infection each.

The latest chart of the new figures released by NCDC shows that from the total 4,399 cases of COVID-19 in the country, there had been 143 deaths, and 778 patients had been discharged thus far.