Lagos State on Friday recorded 80 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, highest to be reported in any Nigerian state in 24 hours.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 657, The PUNCH reports.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known via its website.
It also said at least 16 persons have died from coronavirus-related complications in the state.
The centre said, “On the 24th of April 2020, 114 new confirmed cases and one new death were recorded in Nigeria.
“One new state, Zamfara, has reported a confirmed case in the last 24 hours.
“Till date, 1095 cases have been confirmed, 208 cases have been discharged and thirty-two deaths have been recorded in 27 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“The 114 new cases are reported from nine states- Lagos (80), Gombe (21), FCT (five), Zamfara (two), Edo (two), Ogun (one), Oyo (one), Kaduna (one), Sokoto (one).”
It stated that five new cases have been transferred to Ogun.
NCDC added, “Five cases previously recorded in Lagos, are now recorded as Ogun state cases.
“Currently, Lagos has 657 cases, FCT – 138, Kano – 73, Ogun – 35, Gombe – 30, Katsina – 21, Osun – 20, Edo – 19, Oyo – 18, Borno – 12, Kwara – 11, Akwa Ibom – 11, Kaduna – 10, Bauchi – eight, Delta – six, Ekiti – four, Ondo – three, Rivers – three, Jigawa – two, Enugu – two, Niger – two,
Abia – two, Zamfara – two, Sokoto – two, Benue – one, Anambra – one, Adamawa – one, and Plateau – one.”
The PUNCH reports that of the 32 deaths, 16 were recorded in Lagos, three in Abuja, two in Borno, three in Edo, one each in Katsina, Kano, Oyo, Ogun, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Ekiti and Delta
Also, of the 208 cases who have been discharged, 116 were in Lagos, 35 in Abuja, five in Ogun, 18 in Osun, five in Oyo, seven in Edo, two in Kwara, three in Akwa Ibom, four in Kaduna, five in Bauchi, two in Ekiti, one in Ondo, two in Enugu, and two in Rivers.
Th PUNCH reports that Nigeria currently has 855 active cases while over 10061 samples have been tested.