NCDC confirms 389 new cases of Coronavirus

NCDC confirms 389 new cases of Coronavirus

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Wednesday, announced 389 new confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 8,733. The update on Wednesday is the highest daily figure so far reported since the beginning of the outbreak in the country. Also, Kogi

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Wednesday, announced 389 new confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 8,733.

The update on Wednesday is the highest daily figure so far reported since the beginning of the outbreak in the country.

Also, Kogi State recorded its first cases of the disease. This implies that 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have now reported at least a case of the disease. Only one state in the country, Cross River, is yet to record any case.

There was a decline in the number of deaths recorded on Wednesday as five deaths were recorded from the virus bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 254.

The health agency in a late tweet on Wednesday said the 389 new cases were reported in 22 states. These are Lagos, Katsina, Edo, Rivers, Kano, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Kaduna, Kwara, Nasarawa, Gombe, Plateau, Abia, Delta, Benue, Niger, Kogi, Oyo, Imo, Borno, Ogun and Anambra.

The number of reported cases in Lagos, the epicenter of the outbreak in Nigeria, was also the highest daily figure.

“Till date, 8,733 cases have been confirmed, 2,501 cases have been discharged and 254 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory,” it said.

The 389 new cases are reported from 22 states: Lagos – 256, Katsina – 23, Edo – 22, Rivers -14, Kano – 13, Adamawa – 11, Akwa Ibom – 11, Kaduna – 7, Kwara – 6, Nasarawa – 6, Gombe – 2, Plateau – 2, Abia – 2, Delta – 2, Benue – 2, Niger – 2, Kogi – 2, Oyo – 2, Imo – 1, Borno -1, Ogun – 1 and Anambra – 1

 

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