Coronavirus cases exceed 20,000

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FILE PHOTO: The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 29, 2020. Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/Handout via REUTERS.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 436 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 20,244.

Twelve deaths were recorded from the virus on Sunday bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 518.

The 436 new cases are reported from 19 states- Lagos – 169, Oyo – 52, Plateau (31), Imo – 29, Kaduna – 28, Ogun – 23, FCT – 18, Enugu – 18, Bauchi – 17, Bayelsa – 14, Rivers – 8, Osun – 6, Kano – 6, Edo – 5, Benue – 5, Adamawa – 3, Borno – 2, Abia – 1 and Ekiti – 1.

NCDC said, “till date, 20244 cases have been confirmed, 6879 cases have been discharged and 518 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”

As of the time of reporting, 35 states and the FCT have recorded at least a case of the disease. Only one state, Cross River, is yet to report any case of the virus.

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