The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 242 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infection in the country to 4,614.
On its Twitter page on Monday night, NCDC said 88 of the new cases were recorded in Lagos, 64 in Kano, katsina 49, 13 in Kaduna, 9 in Ogun, 6 in Gombe, 4 in Adamawa, 3 in the FCT and one each in Ondo, Oyo, Rivers, Zamfara, Borno and Bauchi states.
The number of fatalities increased from 142 to 150, while recoveries increased from 778 to 902. NCDC wrote:
“242 new cases of #COVID19; 88-Lagos, 64-Kano, 49-Katsina, 13-Kaduna, 9-Ogun, 6-Gombe 4-Adamawa, 3-FCT, 1-Ondo, 1-Oyo, 1–Rivers, 1-Zamfara, 1-Borno, 1-Bauchi.”
“On the 11th of May 2020, 242 new confirmed cases and 10 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.
“Till date, 4641 cases have been confirmed, 902 cases have been discharged and 150 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The 242 new cases are reported from 14 states.”
The NCDC apologised to the Nasarawa State government for erroneously announcing two deaths in the state.
“On the 10th of April 2020, we erroneously announced 2 new deaths in Nasarawa. There was 1 death in Nasarawa reported on the 10th of April.
“We apologise to the State Government for this error and remain committed to providing accurate data,” it said.
On the 10th of April 2020, we erroneously announced 2 new deaths in Nasarawa
There was 1 death in Nasarawa reported on the 10th of April
We apologise to the State Government for this error, & remain committed to providing accurate data
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 11, 2020