Coronavirus: 11 New Cases Confirmed, Toll Rises To 81

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed eleven (11) new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in the country.

The Centre giving a breakdown of the new cases stated on its Twitter page that 8 were confirmed in Lagos, 2 in Enugu and 1 in Edo State.

This brings the total confirmed cases to 81 with 3 already being discharged and 1 death recorded.

Lagos State, the epicentre of the disease in the country has 52 cases, FCT- 14, Ogun- 3, Ekiti- 1, Oyo- 3, Edo- 2, Bauchi- 2 Osun-1 Rivers- 1, Enugu- 2.

The recent report is coming a few hours after the NCDC confirmed five new cases of the disease (3 in FCT and 2 in Oyo State).

The Lagos commissioner for health, Prof Akin Abayomi, Friday has said that Lagos State may be seeing up to 39,000 cases of COVID-19 in the state, going by the number of cases imported into the country already.

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