Nigeria records 182 new casesof COVID-19, total nears 9,000

Nigeria’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday rose to 8,915 as 182 new infections were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Five deaths were recorded from the virus on Thursday bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 259.

Lagos recorded the highest figure of cases reported with 111 infections. The state also remains the epicentre for the disease.

There was a sharp decline in the number of infections reported on Thursday (182) compared to the number reported on Wednesday (389).

The agency in a tweet late Thursday night said the 182 new cases were reported in 16 states. These are Lagos, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Akwa Ibom, Oyo, Kaduna, Delta, Rivers, Ogun, Ebonyi, Kano, Plateau, Gombe, Kebbi, Kwara, Bauchi and Borno.

Till date, 8,915cases have been confirmed, 2, 592 cases have been discharged and 259 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory, it said.
The 182 new cases are reported from 16 states: Lagos – 111, FCT – 16, Akwa Ibom – 10, Oyo – 8, Kaduna – 6, Delta – 6, Rivers – 5, Ogun – 4, Ebonyi – 4, Kano – 3, Plateau – 2, Gombe – 2, Kebbi – 1, Kwara – 1, Bauchi – 1 and Borno

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