Nigeria announces 648 new coronavirus cases

Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu covid-19 coronavirus
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 648 confirmed new coronavirus cases in the country on Monday.

The 648 cases announced by the Centre for Disease Control takes the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 41180.

The NCDC also announced the discharge of 829 patients from isolation centers across the country with two new deaths reported.

Lagos state, the epicentre of the virus in Nigeria topped the number of confirmed cases with 180 new cases taking the total number of confirmed cases in Lagos alone to 14636.

Plateau recorded 148 new cases, FCT reported 44 new cases while Ondo, Kwara and Rivers recorded 42, 38 and 32 new cases respectively.

Other states are Oyo-29, Kaduna-21, Osun-20, Edo-17, Ogun-17, Ekiti-11, Kano-9, Benue-9, Delta-9, Abia-9, Niger-7, Gombe-3, Borno-1, Bauchi-1 and Imo-1.

NCDC reports that there are 41180 cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria with 18203 discharged and 860 deaths.