Nigeria

COVID-19: Nigeria now has over 48,000 confirmed cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday night, announced 373 new confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The new cases were reported from 20 states: Lagos (69), Osun (41), Kaduna (40), Oyo (40), FCT (35), Plateau (22), Rivers (19), Kano (17), Ondo (17), Ogun (15), Abia (14), Gombe (12), Imo (9), Enugu (7), Kwara (6), Delta (5), Niger (2), Borno(1), Bauchi (1) and Nasarawa (1).

It brought the total in the country to 48,116.

Out of that number, 34,309 patients have been discharged and 966 deaths have been recorded.

Lagos still has the highest number of cases with 16,256, while Kogi has reported only five.

Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari extended the second phase of the eased lockdown by another four weeks.

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