NCDC Releases Nigeria’s COVID-19 Update: New Cases 288, Total 5,445, Apologizes To Plateau, Akwa Ibom

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By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA, Lagos

Nigeria recorded 288 new cases of Novel CoronaVirus disease (COVID-19) on Friday.
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s (NCDC) breakdown of how the global pandemic occurred in the States of the federation showed the following figures: Lagos 179, Kaduna 20, Katsina 15, Jigawa 15,: Borno 13, Ogun 11, Kano 8, FCT Abuja 7, Niger 4, Ekiti 4, Oyo 3, Delta 3, Bauchi 3, Kwara 2 and Edo 1.

NCDC reported on Twitter that as of 11.47 p.m. on Friday 15th May, 2020 a total of 5,445 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Nigeria; that 1,320 cases were discharged and that 171 died.

The Nigerian disease control agency said that on the 14th of May, 2020 four cases reported from Plateau and one case from Akwa Ibom were repeat cases.

“Therefore Plateau has a total of 21 cases and Akwa Ibom has a total of 16 cases
“We apologise to this State Governments for this error and remain committed to ensuring accurate reporting,” NCDC declared.

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