The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the confirmation of 276 new cases of Coronavirus disease infections in the country.
Also, in the last 24 hours, 16 deaths occurred while 74 patients recovered from the deadly virus.
The new figure brings the total number of confirmed cases to 8344 out of which 2385 have been discharged while 249 deaths were recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The 276 new cases are reported from 15 states- Lagos (161), Rivers (36), Edo (27), Kaduna (19), Nasarawa (10), Oyo (6), Kano (4), Delta (3), Ebonyi (3), Gombe (2), Ogun (1), Ondo (1), Borno (1), Abia (1), Bauchi (1).
According to the disease agency, 46,803 samples have been tested so far while 5,710 are active cases in the country.
276 new cases of #COVID19;
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 26, 2020