Nigeria Records 241 New Coronavirus Cases, Total Now 10,819
Nigeria has recorded 241 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
The new cases were recorded in a total of 13 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, according to the daily update of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) late on Tuesday.
Lagos, the epicentre of the outbreak in Nigeria, recorded 142 new cases on Tuesday, raising the state’s total to 4,352 cases.
Oyo recorded 15 new cases, followed by the FCT with 13, Kano with 12, Edo with 11, and Delta with 10.
Other states that recorded new cases on Tuesday are Kaduna and Rivers with nine each, Borno with eight, Jigawa with four, Gombe and Plateau with three each, and Osun and Bauchi with one each.
Nigeria has now recorded a total of 10,819 coronavirus cases in 35 states and the FCT since its index case was announced on February 27.
The NCDC’s Tuesday update also showed that 15 new coronavirus-related deaths were recorded, raising the country’s total death toll to 314.
A total of 117 people who have recovered from the novel disease were also released across the country on Tuesday. The number of recoveries has now risen to 3,239.
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) June 2, 2020