COVID-19: Nigeria records 242 new cases, total hits 4,641

Nigeria’s coronavirus cases rise to 407 


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday confirmed 242 new cases of COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 4,641.

While providing the latest update on its twitter handle late last night, NCDC also disclosed that the country recorded 124 recoveries and 10 deaths from COVID-19-related complications within the past 24 hours.

“On the 11th of May 2020, 242 new confirmed cases and 10 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 4641 cases have been confirmed, 902 cases have been discharged and 150 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 242 new cases are reported from 14 states – Lagos (88), Kano(64), Katsina (49), Kaduna (13), Ogun (9), Gombe (6), Adamawa (4), FCT (3), Ondo (1), Oyo (1), Rivers (1),  Zamfara (1), Borno (1), Bauchi (1),” NCDC tweeted.

The centre apologised for an error in the number of fatalities recorded for Nasarawa State.

“On the 10th of April 2020, we erroneously announced two new deaths in Nasarawa There was one death in Nasarawa reported on the 10th of April. We apologise to the State Government for this error, & remain committed to providing accurate data.”

Lagos remains the epicentre of the pandemic in Nigeria with 1,933 infections, 502 recoveries and 33 deaths. Lagos is followed by Kano with 666 infections, 61 recoveries and 32 deaths while the Federal Capital Territory has recorded 359 infections, 53 recoveries and four deaths.

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