Nigeria Records 276 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Now 8,344

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Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 276 new cases of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in the country, bringing the total to 8,344.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its official twitter handle, said that as at May 26, 16 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

It explained that most of the fatalities recorded from COVID-19 were cases with other underlying illnesses known as co-morbidities.

The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the health agency in its breakdown of the latest results, said Lagos reported 161 of the new cases.

Other states with new cases include Rivers with 36, Edo – 27, Kaduna – 19, Nasarawa – 10, and Oyo – six.

There were also four new cases found in Kano, three each in Delta and Ebonyi, two in Gombe and one each in Ogun, Ondo, Borno, Abia, and Bauchi.

The number of discharged cases rose from 2,311 on Monday to 2,385.

However, 16 more deaths were recorded, taking the nation’s fatality to 249.

The NCDC noted that no new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

The agency said that as at May 26, 8,344 cases have been confirmed, 5710 Active Cases, 2385 cases have been discharged and 249 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The NCDC noted that no new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

NAN reports that the health agency announced the activation of two new laboratories for inclusion in the NCDC Molecular Laboratory Network.

“Afriglobal Medicare Laboratory in Ogun state and the Sahel Centre for Molecular Diagnostics and  Research, Katsina state.

“This brings the total number of laboratories with COVID-19 testing capacity to 28 in the country,” the body stated.  (NAN)


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