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Nigeria COVID-19 Cases Rise To 981




The number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria increased to 981 as 108 new infections were recorded in the country.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC made the announcement on Thursday night via its verified Twitter handle.

78 new cases were confirmed in Lagos, 14 in Abuja, five in Ogun, four in Gombe, three in Borno, two in Akwa Ibom, and one each in Kwara and Plateau.

While the total discharged cases stood at 197, three new deaths were recorded, bringing the total number to 31.

NCDC tweeted: “108 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported; 78 in Lagos 14 in FCT 5 in Ogun 4 in Gombe 3 Borno 2 in Akwa Ibom 1 in Kwara 1 in Plateau.

“As at 11:30 pm 23rd April there are 981 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 197 Deaths: 31″

According to NCDC breakdown, a total of 27 states have recorded cases of the contagion in the country.

Lagos however remains the highest with 582, followed by Abuja and Kano with 133 and 73 cases respectively.

“Lagos-582 FCT-133 Kano-73 Ogun-29 Katsina-21 Osun-20 Oyo-17 Edo-17 Borno-12 Kwara-11 Akwa Ibom-11 Kaduna-9 Gombe-9 Bauchi-8 Delta-6 Ekiti-4 Ondo-3 Rivers-3 Jigawa-2 Enugu-2 Niger-2 Abia-2 Benue-1 Anambra-1 Sokoto-1 Adamawa-1 Plateau-1” NCDC tweeted.

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