Nigeria records 91 new cases of COVID-19, total infections now 1273

Nigeria records 91 new cases of COVID-19, total infections now 1273

The total number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria has increased to 1273.

NCDC on Sunday recorded 91 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country's total infections to 1273, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The NCDC, in a tweet via its official handle, said 43 of the new infections were recorded in Lagos.

"On the 26th of April 2020, 91 new confirmed cases and five new deaths were recorded in Nigeria

"Four new states (Ebonyi, Bayelsa, Kebbi and Taraba) have reported confirmed cases in the last 24 hours.

"Till date, 1273 cases have been confirmed, 239 cases have been discharged and 40 deaths have been recorded in 32 states and the Federal Capital Territory

"The 91 new cases are reported from sixteen states- Lagos (43), Sokoto (8), Taraba (6), Gombe (5), Ondo (3), FCT (3), Edo (3), Oyo (3), Rivers (3), Bauchi (3), Osun (2), Akwa Ibom (1), Bayelsa (1), Ebonyi (1), Kebbi (1)".

Meanwhile, Kebbi and Ebonyi has confirmed the index case of COVID-19 in the states.

Governor Bagudu of Kebbi announced the confirmation on Sunday night during a special broadcast.

He said the index case of COVID-19 is a 40-year-old with a history of travelling to Lagos.

Also, Gov David Umahi of Ebonyi State disclosed the Index case to be a 31-year-old man from Ukawu in Onicha local government area of the state.

Nigeria records 91 new cases of COVID-19, total infections now 1273

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