The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has confirmed 284 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infection in the country to 6,677.
In a tweet on Wednesday night, NCDC reports that the new cases were recorded in Lagos, Rivers, Oyo, FCT, Borno, Plateau, Jigawa, Kano, Abia, Ekiti, Delta, Kwara and Taraba.
Lagos accounted for the highest number of infections for the day with 199 cases, while Rivers had 26 new cases, Oyo 19 cases, the FCT and Borno eight each,.
Plateau recorded seven new cases, Jigawa six, Kano, five, Abia two, and the quartet of Ekiti, Delta, Kwara, and Taraba each recorded one case.
Meanwhile, 1840 patients have been discharged, while 200 deaths have been recorded in the country.
“On the 20th of May 2020, 284 new confirmed cases and eight deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.
“The 284 new cases are reported from 13 states- Lagos(199), Rivers(26), Oyo(19), FCT(eight), Borno (eight), Plateau(seven), Jigawa (six), Kano (five), Abia(two), Ekiti(one), Delta(one), Kwara (one), Taraba (one).
“Till date, 6677 cases have been confirmed, 1840 cases have been discharged and 200 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”
Below is the breakdown of the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in each state as of the 20th of May.