The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), has confirmed 148 new COVID-19 cases in the country, taking Nigeria’s total cases to 2,950. Of the new cases, 43 are in Lagos, 32 are in Kano, while 14 are in Zamfara.
Ten are in the FCT, nine in Katsina, seven in Taraba, six in Borno and Ogun, five in Oyo, three in Edo, Kaduna and Bauchi, two in Adamawa and Gombe, and one each in Plateau, Sokoto and Kebbi. 481 patients have recovered so far and have been discharged, while 2,371 remain active in the country.
The number of samples tested stands at 19,512, while 98 persons have died. The novel coronavirus has killed at least 254,532 people since the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1900 GMT on Tuesday.
More than 3,629,160 cases were registered in 195 countries and territories. Of these, at least 1,124,600 are now considered recovered.