Nigeria records 338 new COVID-19 cases, total now 5,959 as 1,594 discharged so far


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Nigeria, on Sunday, recorded 338 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the country to 5,959.

The NCDC had announced that six patients died of coronavirus-related complications in the last 24 hours in Nigeria.

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The NCDC said: “On the 17th of May 2020, 338 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

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

“Till date, 5,959 cases have been confirmed, 1,594 cases have been discharged and 182 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 338 new cases are reported from 18 states, Lagos(177), Kano(64), FCT(21), Rivers(16), Plateau(14), Oyo(11), Katsina(9), Jigawa(4), Kaduna(4), Abia(3), Bauchi(3), Borno(3),Gombe(2), Akwa Ibom(2), Delta(2), Ondo(1), Kebbi(1), Sokoto(1).”

In its further breakdown of the data, the NCDC statistics showed that 26 per cent of infected persons have recovered from the virus in Nigeria while three per cent died.

Likewise, 122 COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged across the country on Sunday.