Nigeria records 226 new coronavirus cases

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Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 226 new cases of COVID-19 as death toll from the virus inched closer to 200. One person was confirmed dead from the virus on Tuesday.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the total number of cases in Nigeria has reached 6,401 with Tuesday’s confirmed cases.

The health agency in a tweet Tuesday night said the new cases were reported in 16 states. These are Lagos, Ogun, Plateau, Edo, Kaduna, Oyo, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) , Adamawa, Jigawa, Ebonyi, Borno, Nasarawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Enugu and Bayelsa.

All the reporting states already had at least a case of the virus.

“Till date, 6401 cases have been confirmed, 1734 cases have been discharged and 192 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory, NCDC said.

The 226 new cases are reported from 16 states- Lagos – 131, Ogun – 25, Plateau – 15, Edo – 11, Kaduna – 7, Oyo – 6, FCT – 5, Adamawa – 5, Jigawa – 4, Ebonyi – 4, Borno – 4, Nasarawa – 3, Bauchi – 2, Gombe – 2, Enugu – 1 and Bayelsa – 1.

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