By Raphael Izokpu
Nigeria on Sunday recorded 91 new confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and five new deaths, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1273
The nation also recorded a total of 40 deaths and 239 recoveries.
According to data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) via its Twitter handle, @NCDCgov: “91 new cases of #COVID19 reported; 43-Lagos, 8-Sokoto, 6-Taraba, 5-Kaduna, 5-Gombe, 3-Ondo, 3-FCT, 3-Edo, 3-Oyo, 3-Rivers, 3-Bauchi, 2-Osun, 1-Akwa Ibom, 1-Bayelsa, 1-Ebonyi, 1-Kebbi. As at 11:50pm 26th April- 1273 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 239 and Deaths: 40.
“On the 26th of April 2020, 91 new confirmed cases and five new deaths were recorded in Nigeria, with four new States of Ebonyi, Bayelsa, Kebbi and Taraba have reported confirmed cases in the last 24 hours.
“Till date, 1,273 cases have been confirmed, 239 cases have been discharged and 40 deaths have been recorded in 32 States and the Federal Capital Territory.”
The NCDC also said that “one case previously reported in Lagos, is now an Ondo State case. The total number of confirmed cases in Lagos is 731, and Ondo 8. For a breakdown of cases by States, as at 11:50pm 26th April, Lagos State currently, had 731, FCT-141, Kano-77, Ogun-35, Osun-34, Gombe-35, Katsina-30, Borno-30, Edo-25, Oyo-21, Kwara-11, Akwa Ibom-12, Bauchi-14, Kaduna-10, Ekiti-8, Ondo-8, Delta-6, Rivers-6, Jigawa-2, Enugu-2, Niger-2, Abia-2, Zamfara-2, Sokoto-10, Benue-1, Anambra-1, Adamawa-1, Plateau-1, Imo-1, Taraba 6, Bayelsa 1, Ebonyi 1 Kebbi 1.”