On Wednesday evening, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 34 new COVID-19 pateints as nationwide’s tally of confirmed cases rose to 407.
The health agency in a tweet said the new cases were reported in five states: Lagos, Kano, Katsina, Delta and Niger. The breakdown of the new cases showed that Lagos has 18 cases, followed closely by Kano with 12, Katsina 2, while Niger and Delta have one a piece.
Lagos remains the epicentre for the outbreak in Nigeria, while confirmed cases in Kano have been on the rise since the first confirmed case was announced on Sunday. The figures released Wednesday evening is the highest daily figure reported by the health agency since the beginning of the outbreak in Nigeria in February.
“Out of the total confirmed cases, 267 are still active, 128 have been discharged with 12 deaths reported,” the agency said. The new death was reported in Lagos, adding to the 11 deaths earlier reported.
As of the time of reporting, 19 states and the FCT have confirmed at least a case of the virus in Nigeria.
Thirty-four new cases of #COVID19 have been reported as follows:
12 in Kano
2 in Katsina
1 in Delta
1 in Niger
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 15, 2020
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