NCDC DG Chikwe Ihekweazu giving an update on COVID-19 in Nigeria

Sixteen Nigerian states and the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja reported 212 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.

The cases are 32 more than was reported by the NCDC on Wednesday.

Lagos remains the epicentre with 71 new cases, giving a total of 22, 198.

Imo and Plateau states recorded 26 cases each.

The FCT Abuja, which has a cumulative 6322 cases, the second biggest virus caseload in the country reported 19 new cases.

According to the NCDC: “Till date, 64728 cases have been confirmed, 60790 cases have been discharged and 1162 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory”

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The NCDC further gave the breakdown of cases as follows:

Lagos-71
Imo-26
Plateau-26
FCT-19
Ondo-17
Kaduna-14
Rivers-9
Oyo-9
Katsina-6
Osun-4
Bauchi-2
Ekiti-2-
Nasarawa-2
Ogun-2
Kano-1
Kwara-1
Taraba-1