Nigeria’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 1,273 on Sunday from 1,182 reported on Saturday evening by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The country also recorded five deaths from the disease on Sunday.
The public health agency in a tweet Sunday night said that 91 new cases were reported in 16 states. These are Lagos, Sokoto, Taraba, Kaduna, Gombe, Ondo, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Edo, Oyo, Rivers, Bauchi, Osun, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Ebonyi and Kebbi.
A breakdown of the latest update shows that 43 of the new cases were reported in Lagos, eight in Sokoto, Taraba – six, Kaduna and Gombe – five, Ondo, FCT, Edo, Rivers, Bauchi and Oyo – three, Osun – two, while Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Ebonyi, and Kebbi have one case each.
Lagos remains the epicentre for the outbreak in Nigeria, Also, three states – Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Taraba and Kebbi – reported their first cases of the infection on Sunday.
NCDC said one case previously reported in Lagos, is now an Ondo State case.
The total number of confirmed cases in Lagos is 731, and eight in Ondo. The country’s total deaths from the virus now stand at 40 while 239 have recovered