Nigeria records 338 new coronavirus cases, total now 5,959

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 338 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country, bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 5,959.

The NCDC made this known on Saturday via its verified Twitter handle and website. it also said that 177 of the new infections were recorded in Lagos.

“On the 17th of May 2020, 338 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 5959 cases have been confirmed, 1594 cases have been discharged and 182 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The 338 new cases are reported from 18 states; 338 new cases of #COVID19; 177-Lagos, 64-Kano, 21-FCT, 16-Rivers, 14-Plateau, 11-Oyo, 9-Katsina, 4-Jigawa, 4-Kaduna, 3-Abia, 3-Bauchi, 3-Borno, 2-Gombe, 2-Akwa Ibom, 2-Delta, 1-Ondo, 1-Kebbi, 1-Sokoto,” it said.

See the breakdown by cases below;

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