COVID-19: Nigeria now with 5,621 reported cases


Nigeria’s confirmed cases of COVID -19 rose by 176 on Friday making a total of 5,621 across the states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Total deaths stood at 176 with Niger State recording its first casualty.

A total of 1,472 cases have been discharged nationwide, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in an update last night.

The breakdown is as follows: 95-Lagos; 31-Oyo ;11-FCT; eight-Niger; eight-Borno; six-Jigawa; four-Kaduna; three-Anambra; two-Edo; two- Rivers; two-Nasarawa; two-Bauchi; one-Benue; and one-Zamfara .

The Niger State first casualty of COVID-19 was a 40 year old man who died at the Suleja General Hospital, yesterday.

The deceased was diabetic, according to  Health and Hospital Services  Commissioner Muhammad Makusidi .

The taxi driver, Makusidi said, died shortly after he was rushed to the hospital.

He said the post mortem test on the deceased revealed that he was positive for disease.

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