Nigeria Reports Highest Single-Day COVID-19 Cases, Seven More Deaths

 Nigeria Reports Highest Single-Day COVID-19 Cases, Seven More Deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported the highest figure of COVID-19 cases recorded in a day.

In a late-night tweet on Thursday, April 30, 2020, the Agency revealed that a total of 204 new infections were reported across the country, which stands as the peak since the beginning of the outbreak in late February, 2020.

According to the Health Agency, Kano State also reported the highest number of infections in a single day, with 80 new cases.

Similarly, Lagos State records 45 new infections, with 12 in Gombe State, nine each in Bauchi and Sokoto States, seven in Borno and Edo States, as well as six cases in Ogun State.

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) also had four new cases, as well as Akwa Ibom and Bayelsa States, there were three more infections in Kaduna State, two each in Oyo, Delta and Nasarawa States, while Ondo and Kebbi States have one case each.

As of 11:50pm on Thursday, the total number of cases in Nigeria rose from 1,728 to 1,932.

The number of infected persons who lost the battle against COVID-19 also increased to 58, following the death of seven more patients.

On the good side, 12 more COVID-19 patients have been discharged following their full recovery from the disease.

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