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Nigeria’s coronavirus cases jump by single-day record of 117 cases


Nigeria’s coronavirus cases climbed to 782 on Tuesday with a single-day record of 117 new cases confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

Lagos has the highest number of confirmed cases- 59 – after no cases were recorded in the state on Monday. 70 cases of the virus were confirmed in the state the day before.

Nigeria’s capital city Abuja has 29 new cases, while the spread of the virus intensifies in Kano, with the state recording 14 new cases.

Six new cases were confirmed in Borno, four in Katsina, three in Ogun and one each in Rivers and Bauchi states.


NCDC also announced that five cases previously reported in Lagos State have been transferred to Ogun State.

“Lagos has reported 430 confirmed cases while Ogun has reported 20 confirmed cases,” NCDC said.


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