NCDC Confirms 87 New Cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria


Nigeria has confirmed 87 new cases of COVID-19, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported.

The new cases were reported in 9 states across the country. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 1,182.

A breakdown of the latest update shows that 33 of the new cases were reported in Lagos, 18 in Borno, 12 in Osun, 9 in Katsina, 4 in Kano, 4 in Ekiti, 3 in Edo, 3 in Bauchi and 1 in Imo.

Lagos remains the epicenter for the outbreak in Nigeria, while Imo state recorded its first case since the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

The NCDC said as of 11:55 p.m on Saturday, there were 1,182 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. Of these, 222 infected people have recovered and have been discharged while the death toll rose to 35 from 32 reported on Friday.


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