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177 in Lagos as Nigeria records total of 5959 cases of Coronavirus

Nigeria on Sunday night, May 17, has recorded another 338 new cases of Covid-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus and 6 deaths in seventeen (17) states as well as Abuja, the country capital, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 5959 and 182 deaths.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), made the announcement on Sunday night, on its official Twitter account.

The new cases are spread across Lagos, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Ondo, Kaduna, Kebbi, Oyo, Borno, Akwa-Ibom, Rivers, Gombe, Kastina, Plateau, Abia, Delta, and Sokoto States as well as country capital, Abuja.

The centre also said that five (5) person deaths from Coronavirus-related complications in the country, but the number of fatalities rise to 182.

NCDC said “177 new cases were recorded in Lagos, 64 in Kano State, 21 in the Federal Capital Territory 16 in Rivers, 14 in Plateau, 11 in Oyo and nine on Katsina State.

The tweet further revealed that four cases each were recorded in Jigawa and Kaduna State, three in Bauchi and Borno State, two in Gombe, Delta and Akwa Ibom state and one each in  Ondo, Kebbi and Sokoto State

As at now, 5959 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nigeria with 1594 patients discharged and 182 deaths recorded.

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Victor Akande, a blogger by profession for the past 7 years. He studied Mathematics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Contact: +2348053316946 Twitter: @Newsflash2471

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