People with COVID-19 in Nigeria now 7,839 as 313 new cases reported in 17 states


Nigeria has recorded 313 new cases of COVID-19, raising the total number of people with coronavirus infections in the country to 7,839.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) stated this while giving an update late Sunday night.

The health agency said: “On the 24th of May 2020, 313 new confirmed cases and 5 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

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

“Till date, 7,839 cases have been confirmed, 2,263 cases have been discharged and 226 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 313 new cases are reported from 17 states – Lagos (148), FCT (36), Rivers (27), Edo (19), Kano (13), Ogun (12), Ebonyi (11), Nasarawa (8), Delta (8), Oyo (7), Plateau (6), Kaduna (5), Kwara (4), Akwa Ibom (3), Bayelsa (3), Niger (2), Anambra (1).