Nigeria’s coronavirus toll now 6677

… Records 284 new cases 200 deaths 1840 recoveries

NIGERIA Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 284 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

  This brings the country’s toll of confirmed cases to 6, 677 with total number of deaths caused by the pandemic at 200 as at late yesterday night.

  NCDC posted the figures in n a tweet on its Twitter handle.

  Lagos led the table with 199 new cases while Rivers had 26 cases. Oyo had 19 cases, while FCT and Borno had eight cases each.

  Plateau State recorded seven cases, Jigawa had six cases while  Kano had five  cases and Abia with two new cases. Ekiti, Delta, Kwara and Taraba states had one case each.

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  “As at 11: 20pm, May 20th, there are 6, 677 cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria. No fewer than 1,840 patients have been discharged from different treatment centres, while 200 patients have died of the disease,” the tweet states.

  But NCDC explained that “on 18th of May, 8 new cases in Zamfara were erroneously announced. It means that, as at 20th of May, Zamfara has recorded a total of 76 confirmed cases.

  We apologise to Zamfara State government for the error and reiterate our commitment to accurate and transparent reporting of data.”

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