A total of 556 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed late Saturday.
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The figure is the highest that the country has recorded in a single day since reportage of the toll began in February.
Out of the 556 new cases, the NCDC confirmed in a post on its Twitter handle that Lagos State recorded 378 of them.
Like that of the country, the figure represents the highest toll that the state – referred to as the epicentre of the virus in the country – has ever recorded in a single day.
Other states which COVID-19 cases were reported are the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with 52, Delta State with 23, Edo State with 22, Rivers State with 14, Ogun State with 13 and Kaduna State with 12.
Nine cases were reported in Kano State, seven in Borno State, six in Katsina State, five each in Jigawa and Oyo states, three each in Yobe and Plateau states and one in Osun State.
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Twelve new deaths were also reported, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related fatalities to 273.
553 new cases of #COVID19;
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 30, 2020
This latest figure brings the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Nigeria to 9,855, with the virus spreading to 35 states and the FCT.
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Below is a breakdown of the confirmed cases in the various states, according to the NCDC.
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|