Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Hit 12,233

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FILE PHOTO: A health worker checks the temperature of a traveller as part of the coronavirus screening procedure at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana January 30, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko/File Photo – RC2EUE9X5YKK

Nigeria has surged past 12,000 in the number of persons who have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) infections.

This is as the country on Saturday reported 389 new confirmed cases and 9 deaths.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), so far, 12,233 cases have been confirmed, 3826 recoveries made and 342 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The 389 new cases are reported from 23 states.

Below is the breakdown of the new cases.

Lagos(66), FCT (50), Delta(32), Oyo(31), Borno (26), Rivers(24), Edo (23), Ebonyi(23), Anambra(17), Gombe(17), Nasarawa(14), Imo(12), Kano (12), Sokoto(12), Jigawa (8), Ogun(7), Bauchi (5), Kebbi (2), Kaduna(2), Katsina(2), Ondo(2), Abia(1), Niger(1).

The country relaxed nationwide lockdown after reviewing the state of infections of the disease. However, the steady rise in daily infections suggests the West African giant may be up against strange days in the near future.

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