Nigeria confirms 182 fresh COVID-19 infections, total nears 9,000

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the confirmation of 182 fresh cases of Coronavirus disease in the country.

Latest statistics showed that in the last 24 hours 5 deaths occurred while 91 patients recovered from the deadly virus.

The new figure brings the total number of confirmed cases to 8915 out of which 2592 have been discharged and 259 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The 182 new cases are 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).

So far, 49,966 samples have been tested while 6,064 are active cases nationwide.

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