Nigeria announces 221 new coronavirus cases

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A woman opens her mouth for the heath worker to collect a sample for coronavirus testing
A woman opens her mouth for a heath worker to collect a sample for coronavirus testing

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 221 confirmed new coronavirus cases in the country on Friday.

The 221 cases announced by the Centre for Disease Control takes the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 56,956.

The NCDC also announced the discharge of 213 patients from isolation centers across the country with one new death reported.

Lagos state, the epicentre of the virus in Nigeria reported 59 new confirmed cases taking the total number of confirmed cases in Lagos alone to 18827.

Abia state reported 46 new cases, Federal Capital Territory recorded 22, Gombe – 22, while Plateau announced 17 new cases.

Other states are Rivers-11, Bauchi-7, Benue-6, Ekiti-6, Imo-6, Kaduna-4, Kwara-4, Ondo-4, Ogun-3, Osun-3, Bayelsa-1, Edo-1 and Kano-1.

NCDC reports that there are 56,956 cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria with 48,305 discharged and 1,094 deaths.