The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced on its official Twitter handle on Friday night the country has confirmed 288 new cases of the coronavirus.
Disclosing via its official Twitter handle the agency stated that Lagos State recorded 179 cases, Kano State had twenty cases, Katsina and Jigawa State recorded fifteen cases each, Borno State had thirteen cases, Ogun State recorded eleven cases and the Federal Capital Territory recorded seven cases.
The tweet further revealed that Niger and Ekiti State had four cases, Oyo, Delta and Bauchi State had three cases each, Kwara State had two cases and Edo State recorded one case
As at now, 5445 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nigeria with 1320 patients discharged and 171 deaths recorded.
According to reports, over 4,981 deaths and 96,039 new cases have been recorded all over the world in the last twenty-four hours, with the most new deaths reported in the United States with 1,759, Brazil with 844 and Britain with 384.
The United States also has the highest number of deaths overall with 86,744 from 1,429,990 cases. At least 246,414 have been declared recovered.
Britain has the second highest toll with 33,998 deaths from 236,711 cases. Italy is third with 31,610 deaths and 223,885 cases, France with 27,529 deaths and 178,870 infections and Spain with 27,459 deaths and 230,183 cases.