Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Rise By 298 to 49,068


Martins Ifijeh

Nigeria has recorded 298 new cases of COVID-19, bringing to 49,068 the number of confirmed cases in the country.

Announcing this yesterday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Plateau recorded 108 cases; Kaduna, 49; Lagos, 47; Ogun, 18; Osun, 17; Federal Capital Territory (FCT), 15; Ondo, 14; Edo, eight; Oyo, six; Akwa Ibom and Cross River, four each; Borno, three; Ekiti, two; while Bauchi, Kano and Rivers recorded one each.

It said: “Nigeria has so far recorded 49,068 cases of COVID-19. 36,497 patients have been discharged, while 975 persons have died.”