Nigeria announces 212 new coronavirus cases

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

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 212 confirmed new coronavirus cases in the country on Friday.

The 212 cases announced by the Centre for Disease Control takes the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 61,194.

The NCDC also announced the discharge of 110 patients from isolation centers across the country with one new death reported.

Lagos state, the epicentre of the virus in Nigeria reported 116 new confirmed cases taking the total number of confirmed cases in Lagos alone to 20,367.

Anambra state recorded 20 new cases, the Federal Capital Territory reported 9 new cases while Oyo state announced 9 new cases.

Other states are Rivers-9, Delta-3, Nasarawa-3, Edo-2, Kaduna-2, Ogun-2, Plateau-2, Ekiti-1 and Osun-1.

NCDC reports that there are 61,194 cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria with 52,304 discharged and 1,119 deaths.