The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Friday, confirmed a total number of 288 new coronavirus cases in the country.
This brings the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 5,445.
The NCDC made this known via its verified Twitter handle on Friday night. it also said that 179 of the new infections were recorded in Lagos.
It tweeted: “288 new cases of #COVID19; 179-Lagos, 20-Kaduna, 15-Katsina, 15-Jigawa, 13-Borno, 11-Ogun, 8-Kano, 7-FCT, 4-Niger, 4-Ekiti, 3-Oyo, 3-Delta, 3-Bauchi, 2-Kwara, 1-Edo.”
The NCDC explained that four cases reported from Plateau and one case from Akwa Ibom were repeated cases.
“On the 14th of May, 4 cases reported from Plateau and 1 case from Akwa Ibom were repeated cases. Therefore Plateau has a total of 21 cases and Akwa Ibom has a total of 16 cases.
“We apologise to this State Governments for this error & remain committed to ensuring accurate reporting.”
See the breakdown of cases by states below;
288 new cases of #COVID19;
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 15, 2020
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