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Confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria now 13, 873

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.As death toll hits 382 with new 17 death cases

By Afusat Adeoye

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on behalf of the government of Nigeria on Wednesday announced 409 confirmed COVID-19 new cases, as the figure currently standing at 13,873.

This is even as 17 deaths were recorded from the virus yesterday bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 382.

LagosBusinessNews, however, notes that despite the hike in the total figure of the confirmed cases of the infectious, there was a decline in the figure declared on Wednesday (409) compared to 663 that was reported on Tuesday.

In fact, Tuesday’s figure was the highest single-day infections yet recorded in the country since the index case in February.

Giving the breakdown of the fresh figure recorded across the country, NCDC in a tweet last night said the 409 new cases were reported in 16 states, including; Lagos; Federal Capital Territory (FCT); Delta and  Edo state.

Others are;  Nasarawa, Borno, Kaduna, Bauchi, Rivers, Enugu, Kano, Ogun, Ondo, Bayelsa, Kebbi and Plateau states.

Although from the 13,873 total confirmed cases in the country, it is worthy of note that a total number of 4,351 cases have been discharged, while 382 persons have been reported dead of the virus across 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The breakdown of the 409 fresh new cases, showed that the epic centre of the deadly virus, Lagos recorded 201, followed by FCT with 85, then Delta state with 22, and Edo states with 16 new cases.

Also, Nasarawa reported 14 fresh cases, Borno – 14, Kaduna – 14, Bauchi – 10, Rivers – 9, Enugu – 5, Kano – 5, Ogun – 4, Ondo – 4, Bayelsa – 2, Kebbi – 2 and, Plateau – 2.

A further breakdown of the 13,873 confirmed cases showed that Lagos State has so far reported 6,266 cases, followed by Kano – 1,025, FCT – 1,064, Ogun – 475, Edo – 478, Rivers – 403, Katsina – 399, Oyo – 398, Kaduna – 383, Borno – 367, Bauchi – 374, Jigawa – 309, Gombe – 246, Delta – 175, Ebonyi – 152, Kwara – 143, Sokoto – 129, Plateau – 129, Nasarawa – 127, Abia – 97, Imo – 83, Zamfara – 76, Yobe – 52, Osun 50, Niger – 46, Anambra – 46, Ondo – 50, Akwa Ibom – 45, Kebbi – 43, Adamawa – 42, Enugu – 35, Ekiti – 30, Bayelsa – 32, Taraba – 18, Benue – 13, and Kogi – 3.

NCDC, however, said since the onset of the outbreak in Nigeria in February, that the most populous Africa nation has carried out not less than a whopping 82,935 COVID-19 tests.

Meanwhile, as of the time of reporting, there were 9,070 active cases of COVID-19 in the country.

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