Nigeria records 416 new cases of coronavirus
COVID-19 cases in Nigeria have risen by 416, according to figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night.
This is the second highest daily toll recorded by NCDC since the index case was confirmed on February 27, 2020.
The highest daily toll was confirmed on Saturday, 553 cases.
With the latest update, the COVID-19 case toll for Lagos has exceeded 5,000 as the state recorded 192 new cases on Monday with nine deaths.
No other state has more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases but Lagos has a total of 5,135 confirmed cases.
According to the NCDC update, 12 deaths were recorded and the number of fatalities increased from 287 to 299, while recoveries rose from 3,007 to 3,122.
A total of 10,578 cases have now been confirmed in 35 states and the FCT.
In all 20 states had positive test results on Monday.
Meanwhile, nine more patients have died from coronavirus in Lagos State.
Commissioner for Health in the state, Akin Abayomi, disclosed this on Monday via Twitter.
This brings the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in Lagos to 59.
The tweet reads: “#COVID19Lagos update as at 31st of May, 2020. 188 new #COVID19 infection confirmed in Lagos.
“Total number of confirmed #COVID19 cases in Lagos is now 4959.
“Nine COVID19 related deaths were recorded bringing total #COVID19 related deaths in Lagos to 59.”
*416 new cases of COVID-19
*10578 cases of #COVID19Nigeria
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