Nigeria has recorded 226 new coronavirus cases in 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.
Nigeria has now recorded a total of 6,401 coronavirus cases after Tuesday’s update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Lagos remains the epicentre of the outbreak in Nigeria with 131 new cases recorded on Tuesday raising the state’s total to 2,755.
Neighbouring Ogun State recorded the second highest number of new cases with 25, followed by Plateau with 15, Edo with 11, Kaduna with seven, Oyo with six, and Adamawa and the FCT with five each.
Jigawa, Ebonyi, and Borno all recorded four new cases each, while Nasawara recorded three new cases, followed by Bauchi and Gombe with two new cases each.
Enugu and Bayelsa also recorded one new case each according to the NCDC’s daily update.
90 people were released after recovery on Tuesday, while one coronavirus death was recorded.
A total of 1,734 people have been released after recovery, while 192 people have died from complications.
Coronavirus cases have been recorded in 34 states and the FCT, with 4,475 currently active cases.
226 new cases of #COVID19;
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 19, 2020