Coronavirus: Nigeria records 20 deaths, 604 new cases Thursday

Nigeria has recorded 20 new Covid-19 deaths, taking the country’s fatalities to 833, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced.

According to the agency, 604 new cases of coronavirus were recorded on Thursday.

Nigeria has so far recorded 38,948 cases, while 16,061 patients have been discharged after treatment in the country’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The NCDC in a post on Twitter said the new cases were reported in 21 states including – “Lagos-203 Oyo-87 FCT-79 Edo-41 Osun-35 Ogun-24 Rivers-22 Kaduna-22 Akwa Ibom-20 Plateau-18 Delta-9 Ebonyi-9 Imo-8 Enugu-5 Kano-5 Cross River-5 Katsina-4 Nasarawa-3 Borno-2 Ekiti-2 Bauchi-1”.

Lagos remains the epicenter of the disease with a total tally of 14,009 infections, and 192 deaths. Over 2,000 patients have been discharged after treatment.

Over 250,000 people have been tested by for the virus in a country of over 200 million people.

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