The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday recorded 182 new cases of the Coronavirus, (COVID-19), in the country, the total active cases for Nigeria now stand at 6,064.
The NCDC, on its official twitter handle, said that as at May 28, 2020, 182 new confirmed cases and five deaths were recorded in Nigeria.
The NCDC said that the new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours in the country.
The center said that this took the country’s total infections to 8,915 out of which 2,592 have been discharged with 259 losing their lives.
The NCDC said that the cases were spread across 15 states and the FCT, with Lagos accounting for the highest number of infections for the day with 111 cases.
It said that till date, 8,915 cases had been confirmed, 2,592 cases discharged and 259 deaths had been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The NCDC said that the 182 new cases were reported from 16 states- Lagos (111), FCT (16), Akwa Ibom (10), Oyo (8), Kaduna (6), Delta (6), Rivers (5), Ebonyi (4), Ogun (4), Kano (3), Plateau (2), Gombe (2), Kebbi (1), Kwara (2), Bauchi (1), Borno (1).
Kogi government has rejected the two COVID-19 positive cases announced by the NCDC.
In its daily report of new cases on Wednesday, the NCDC said Kogi had recorded its first two cases.
Only Kogi state and Cross River were previously the only states not to have recorded any case of the virus.