Nigeria records 276 new coronavirus cases, 16 deaths

Nigeria, on Tuesday, reported 276 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the new tally of confirmed cases in the country to 8, 344, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced.

Nigeria recorded one of its highest daily death figures since the beginning of the outbreak as 16 people were reported to have died from the virus on Tuesday, bringing the death figure to 249.

The agency in a late night tweet on Tuesday said the new cases were reported from 15 states. These states are Lagos, Rivers, Edo, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Oyo, Kano, Delta, Ebonyi, Gombe, Ogun, Ondo, Borno, Abia and Bauchi.

Lagos state remains epicentre of COVID-19 in the country and it also reported the highest daily figure from the virus on Tuesday.

There was an increase in the number of infections reported on Tuesday ( 276) compared to the number reported on Monday (229).

The figures of confirmed cases in the country has been fluctuating in the past few weeks.

The 276 new cases are reported from 15 states: Lagos – 161, Rivers – 36, Edo – 27, Kaduna – 19, Nasarawa -10, Oyo – 6, Kano – 4, Delta – 3, Ebonyi – 3, Gombe – 2, Ogun – 1, Ondo -1, Borno – 1, Abia -1 and Bauchi -1.

 

 

– Premium Times

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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