Coronavirus: Number of Cases in Nigeria Tops 7,000


New confirmed cases of coronavirus infections in Nigeria rose by 339 on Thursday night, taking the cumulative total to 7,016 infections.

In its daily update, the Centre for Disease Control reported that an additional 11 people died in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll from the virus to 211.

During that period also, 61 more patients have recovered in the country, taking the total recoveries to 1,907.

The 339 new cases are reported from 18 states.

NCDC said, “On the 21st of May 2020, 339 new confirmed cases and nine deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 7016 cases have been confirmed, 1,907 cases have been discharged and 211 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Of the fresh cases, 139 is in Lagos, while Kano and Oyo States registered 28 new cases each.

Edo recorded 25 new cases, 22 in Katsina, 18 in Kaduna and 14 in Jigawa.

Yobe and Plateau States recorded 13 new cases each, 11 in the FCT, and 8 in Gombe.

Ogun recorded 5 new cases, while Bauchi and Nasarawa States registered 4 new cases each.

3 new cases in Delta, 2 in Ondo, 1 case each in Rivers and Adamawa States.