The total number of recorded cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria is now officially 8,344 as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday reported 276 new cases.
The NCDC noted that as at May 26, 8,344 cases have been confirmed, 5710 Active Cases, 2385 cases have been discharged and 249 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The NCDC disclosed this via its official twitter handle. It also stated that as at May 26, 16 deaths were recorded in Nigeria and explained that most of the fatalities recorded from COVID-19 were cases with other underlying illnesses known as co-morbidities
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the NCDC in its breakdown of the latest results, said Lagos reported 161 of the new cases. Other states with new cases include Rivers with 36, Edo – 27, Kaduna – 19, Nasarawa – 10, and Oyo – six. There were also four new cases found in Kano, three each in Delta and Ebonyi, two in Gombe and one each in Ogun, Ondo, Borno, Abia, and Bauchi.
The NCDC noted that no new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.