COVID-19: Nigeria records 339 new infections


Three hundred and thirty-nine more COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Nigeria on Thursday, May 21

The new infections were confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control

The health agency disclosed that 139 new cases were confirmed in Lagos, while Kano had 28

Nigeria has reported 339 new cases of the novel coronavirus infection, taking the total number of cases in the country to 7,016.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, in a tweet on Thursday, May 22, disclosed that the new cases were spread across 18 states.

According to the health agency, Lagos reported 139 new cases, Kano had 28, Oyo 28, Edo 25, and Katsina 22.

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It said 18 cases were recorded in Kaduna, Jigawa 14, Yobe 13, Plateau 13, Abuja 11, Gombe8, Ogun 5, Bauchi 4, Nasarawa 4, Delta 3, Ondo 2, Rivers 1 and Adamawa 1.

NCDC noted that the number of discharged patients is 1907, while 211 COVID-19 deaths have occurred in the country.

Below is the list of states where the new infections were confirmed:

Meanwhile, Sanusi Danmusa, the controller of Kaduna state correctional centre, has confirmed that one of the centres in the state rejected a convict brought in by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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Tribune reports that Danmusa said the rejection confirmed with directives not to admit new inmates in order to check the spread of coronavirus gathered that he stated this while reacting to claims by the Kaduna zonal office of the EFCC that a convict, Sadiq Mustapha, was turned back when he was brought to the centre for admission.

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The newspaper noted that the zonal head of EFCC in Kaduna state, Yakubu Mailafia, said he was highly disappointed with the policy of Kaduna correctional centre. He said that there must be an isolation centre in all the correctional centres across the country to quarantine convicts or inmates when the need arises.

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