Nigeria records 553 new cases of COVID-19

Members of the Protection Civile Cyril Lamriben, left, and Noemie Biamba, right, wear masks to protect against the conoravirus as they take care of a 51 year old woman, suspected of having the coronavirus infection in an ambulance in Paris, Saturday, March 28, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Nigeria on Saturday recorded 553 new cases of COVID-19. The new cases were reported in 14 states and the FCT (Abuja).

The breakdown of the new cases: Lagos-378, FCT-52, Delta-23, Edo-22, Rivers-14, Ogun-13 and Kaduna-12. Others are Kano-9, Borno-7, Katsina-6, Jigawa-5, Oyo-5, Yobe-3, Plateau-3 and Osun-1

The country has now confirmed 9, 855 cases since the index case was reported in February.

2,856 cases have been treated and discharged while 273 deaths was recorded.

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