Nigeria’s COVID-19 Update: New Cases 248, Total 4,399, As NCDC Corrects Data Error

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By MATTHEW UKACHUNWA – Lagos

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported that 248 new cases of Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) occurred in Nigeria on Sunday.

A breakdown of the cases by NCDC is as follows: Lagos 81, Jigawa 35, Borno 26, Kano 26, Bauchi 20, FCT Abuja 13, Edo 12, Sokoto 10, Zamfara 7, Kwara 4, Kebbi 4, Gombe 2, Taraba 2, Ogun 2, Ekiti 2, Osun 1 and Bayelsa 1.

The disease control agency of Nigeria wrote on Twitter that as of 11.45 p.m. on 10th May, 2020 a total of 4,399 cases of COVID-19  have been confirmed in Nigeria, 778 have been discharged and 143 have died.

While apologizing for an error in reported data, NCDC said that on the 9th of May 2020, it announced 45 discharged cases  and four  deaths in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
“Due to system error, 32 discharged cases and 2 deaths were wrongly announced.


“Therefore, FCT recorded 13 discharged cases and  2 deaths on May 9, 2020,” NCDC clarified.

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