Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Rise by 296 to 55,456


Martins Ifijeh

Nigeria has recorded 296 new cases of COVID-19, bringing to 55,456 the number of confirmed cases in the country.

Announcing this Tuesday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Plateau recorded 183 new cases; Lagos, 33; Federal Capital Territory (FCT), 25; Ogun, 16; Oyo, seven; Ekiti, six; Kwara and Ondo, five each; Anambra, Imo and Nasarawa, three each; Rivers, Gombe and Edo, two each; while Akwa Ibom recorded one new case.

It said: “So far, Nigeria has recorded 55,456 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 43,334 patients have been discharged, while 1,067 persons have died.”