Nigeria Records 389 New COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19: 86 New Cases Confirmed As Disease Spreads To Jigawa, Borno

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

COVID-19: 86 New Cases Confirmed As Disease Spreads To Jigawa, Borno

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 two cases of the disease. This brings the total number of states with the virus to 35, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Only one state in the country, Cross River, is yet to record any case.

The NCDC 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.

“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 15 states are as follows:

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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