Nigeria’s coronavirus cases hit 111

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Nigeria has recorded 14 new cases of the coronavirus disease (covid-19), bringing the total number of cases in the country to 111.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced in a series of tweets on Sunday that nine of the new cases were recorded in Lagos State while five were in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

Of the 111 confirmed cases, Lagos has 68; the FCT 21, Oyo seven and Ogun three.

Enugu, Edo, Bauchi and Osun all have two cases each while Ekiti, Rivers, Benue and Kaduna all have one case each.

The virus has spread across 10 states and the FCT.

On Sunday, President Muhammadu Buhari announced a relief plan for Nigerians, who will be impacted by a lockdown to contain the disease in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun. 

Global coronavirus cases as at 12midnight stood a 720,381 with 33,906 deaths. 150,918 people have also recovered from the virus globally.

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