Nigeria’s COVID-19 infections increase to 7,526, with 265 news cases


Nigeria recorded another 265 news cases of COVID-19, increasing the confirmed cases of coronavirus to 7,526.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), announcing the update on Saturday, said, data from the centre showed that an additional 167 patients recovered from the virus in the country.

The data released showed that there was no COVID-19 death reported in the country in the past 24 hours.

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NCDC said: “On the 23rd of May 2020, 265 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria

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

“Till date, 7526 cases have been confirmed, 2174 cases have been discharged and 221 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory

“The 265 new cases are reported from 13 states: Lagos (133), Oyo (34), Edo (28), Ogun (23), FCT (22), Plateau (6), Kaduna (5), Borno (3), Niger (3), Kwara (2), Bauchi (2), Anambra (2), Enugu (2).