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COVID-19: 1,005 New Cases Recorded

COVID-19: 1,005 New Cases Recorded

Nigeria reported 24 COVID-19 deaths on Friday, the country’s second highest daily death toll since the first case of the virus was recorded last February.

The latest figure which indicated a significant increase from the eight deaths recorded in the previous 24 hours raised Nigeria’s fatality toll to 1,734 in total.

Also on Friday, Nigeria reported 1,005 new cases, according to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The 1,005 new cases were reported from 19 states – Lagos (204), Kwara (155), Oyo (124), Plateau (80), FCT (75), Edo (56), Osun (48), Ondo (41), Kaduna (40), Rivers (40), Taraba (35), Borno (32), Ekiti (21), Ogun (20), Kano (14), Bayelsa (8), Delta (7), Bauchi (3) and Jigawa (2).

Lagos had the highest toll in Friday’s tally with 204 new cases, followed by Kwara and Oyo with 155 and 124 infections respectively.

The total coronavirus infections recorded in Nigeria is now 144,521.

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