Coronavirus cases in Nigeria has increased with 284 cases, despite efforts by authorities to flatten the curve of the pandemic.
The new cases, confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on its Twitter handle on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, took the Country’s total infections to 6,677 out of which 1,840 have been discharged, with 200 losing their lives.
Data from the NCDC showed that the cases were spread across 12 States and the FCT with Lagos State accounting for the highest number of infections for the day with 199 cases.
A further breakdown of the figures showed that Rivers State had 26 new cases, Oyo State had19 cases, the FCT and Borno State had eight each, Plateau State had seven, Jigawa State had six, Kano State had five, Abia State had two, and the quartet of Ekiti, Delta, Kwara, and Taraba States each recorded one case.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Nigeria Medical Association in Zamfara State confirmed that eight of its members have tested positive for COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Bauchi State Government announced the lifting of the ban on religious activities in the State, suggesting that parts of the Country are now choosing to resume normal activities.
According to an AFP report, more than 325,000 people worldwide have now died from the novel Coronavirus, three-quarters of them in Europe and the United States, since it broke out in China in December 2019.