Coronavirus: Nigeria records 288 new cases, total now 5,445

Coronavirus COVID-19

Nigeria on Friday recorded 288 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 5,445.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said three new patients have been confirmed dead to the virus in the country, as total COVID-19 deaths reachp 171.

According to the agency, the 288 new cases are confirmed in 15 states — Lagos (179), Kaduna (20), Katsina (15), Jigawa (15), Borno (13), Ogun (11), Kano (8), FCT (7), Niger (4), Ekiti (4), Oyo (3), Delta (3), Bauchi (3), Kwara (2) and Edo (1).

The NCDC noted that no new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

It said that till date, 5445 cases have been confirmed, 3954 are active cases, while 1320 cases have been discharged.

NCDC said that on the May 14, four cases reported from Plateau states and one 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 these state governments for this error and remain committed to ensuring accurate reporting,” it said.