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COVID-19: Ekiti records one case of Coronavirus, total now 20

The Ekiti State government on Thursday, May 21, has recorded another one new case of the COVID-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the state to 20 and one death.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), made the announcement on Wednesday night, on its official Twitter account, saying one case was recorded in Ekiti State.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Ekiti State to Twenty (20), of which seventeen (17) are active, two (2) discharged, and one (1) death.

Meanwhile, Nigeria on Wednesday night, May 20, had recorded another 284 new cases of Covid-19 and 8 deaths in Twelve (12) states as well as Abuja, the country capital, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 6677 and 200 deaths.

The new cases are spread across Lagos, Rivers, Oyo, Borno, Plateau, Jigawa, Kano, Abia, Ekiti, Delta, Kwara and Taraba States as well as country capital, Abuja.

The centre also said that Eight (8) person deaths from Coronavirus-related complications in the country, but the number of fatalities rise to 200.

NCDC said “199 new cases were recorded in Lagos, 26 in Rivers State, 19 in Oyo, 8 in Borno, 8 in the Federal Capital Territory, 7 in Plateau, 6 in Jigawa, 5 in Kano.

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The tweet further revealed that two cases recorded in Abia and one case each was recorded in Ekiti, Kwara, Delta and Taraba States.

As at now, 6677 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nigeria with 1840 patients discharged and 200 deaths recorded.

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Victor Akande

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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