COVID-19: Nigeria records 339 new cases, total now 7,016

Nigeria records highest single day Coronavirus cases of 381


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday reported 339 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus infections in the country to 7,016.

NCDC also announced that nine patients died of coronavirus-related complications in the country, making total COVID-19 fatalities rise to 211.

With 67 patients recovering in the last 24 hours, the total number of discharged patients increased to 1,907.

“On the 21st of May 2020, 339 new confirmed cases and nine deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 7016 cases have been confirmed, 1,907 cases have been discharged and 211 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 339 new cases are reported from 18 states – Lagos (139), Kano (28), Oyo(28), Edo(25), Katsina(22), Kaduna(18), Jigawa (14), Yobe(13), Plateau (13), FCT (11), Gombe (eight), Ogun (five), Bauchi (four), Nasarawa (four), Delta (three), Ondo (two), Rivers (one), Adamawa (one),” NCDC tweeted.

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