Nigeria records 38 new cases of COVID-19 

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday announced 38 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 665.

The NCDC also revealed that 188 cases have since been discharged with the death toll at 22.

For the first time in a long while, Lagos State, which is the epicentre of COVID-19 in Nigeria, did not record a new case.

Kano State has 23 in Kano, five in Gombe, three in Kaduna, two in Borno, two in Abia, one in FCT, one in Sokoto and another one in Ekiti.

A total of 26 states including the FCT have recorded cases of COVID.

According to NCDC, “As at 11:10pm 20th April, breakdown of cases by states: Lagos- 376, FCT-89, Kano-59, Osun-20, Oyo-16, Edo-15, Ogun-12, Kwara-9, Katsina-12, Bauchi-7, Kaduna-9, Akwa Ibom-9, Delta-4, Ekiti-4, Ondo-3, Enugu-2, Rivers-2, Niger-2, Benue-1, Anambra-1, Borno-3, Jigawa-2, Abia-2, Gombe-5, Sokoto-1.” 

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