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Coronavirus: NCDC confirms 242 new cases, 7 deaths

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)said that the total national figure for the novel coronavirus disease is nearing 5,000 confirmed cases, just as it announced  242 new cases of the disease discovered in Nigeria as at Monday May 11, 2020.

The NCDC also  confirmed seven new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 150.

A statement from NCDC indicated that 88 cases was confirmed in Lagos, 64 in Kano, 49 in Katsina and 13 in Kaduna.

Similarly, Ogun had 9 cases, Gombe 6, Adamawa 4, FCT 3, Ondo, Oyo, Rivers, Zamfara, Borno and Bauchi had one case each.

It said: “As at 11: 42pm, May 11, there were 4, 641 cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria. 902 patients have been discharged from various treatment centres across the country, while 150 patients have died of the disease.”

Meanwhile, NCDC admitted that, “on the 10th April, we erroneously announced two new deaths in Nasarawa state. In actual fact, there was one death reported in the state. We had apologised to the State Government for this error, and recommit to providing accurate data.”

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