The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 196 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s total infections to 1,728.
On its Twitter page on Wednesday night, NCDC said 87 of the new infection were recorded in Lagos, 24 are in Kano, while 18 are in Gombe.
Seventeen were recorded in Kaduna, 16 in the FCT, 10 in Katsina, eight in Sokoto, seven in Edo, six in Borno and one each in Yobe, Ebonyi and Adamawa states.
The coronavirus has now spread to 34 of the 36 states of the country including the FCT. 307 persons have been discharged while 51 deaths have, so far, been recorded.
“196 new cases of #COVID19 reported; 87-Lagos 24-Kano 18-Gombe 17-Kaduna 16-FCT 10-Katsina 8-Sokoto 7-Edo 6-Borno 1-Yobe 1-Ebonyi 1-Adamawa.
“As at 11:55pm 29th April- 1728 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 307 Deaths: 51,” NCDC wrote.
As at April 29th 2020, #COVID19 confirmed cases have been reported in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 29, 2020