UPDATED: Lagos, Borno, Kano top as Nigeria’s COVID-19 deaths hit 93

No fewer than six patients died of coronavirus-related complications in Nigeria within the last 24 hours.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed this on its website on Monday while giving COVID-19 updates in Nigeria.

It also said that the country recorded 245 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2,802.

With the six new fatalities, the centre said 93 persons have died from coronavirus-related complications in the country.

It was gathered that of the 93 fatalities recorded in the country, 30 were reported in Lagos, 14 in Borno, eight in Kano, three in FCT, two in Ogun, seven in Katsina, one in Kaduna, eight in Sokoto, four in Edo, two in Oyo, one in Jigawa, four in Osun, two each in Delta, Akwa Ibom and Rivers, one each in Zamfara and Ekiti.

NCDC said, “On the 4th of May 2020, 245 new confirmed cases and six deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 2, 802 cases have been confirmed, 417 cases have been discharged and 93 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 245 new cases are reported from 16 states – Lagos(76), Katsina(37), Kano(23), FCT(19), Jigawa(32), Borno(18), Edo(10), Bauchi(9), Adamawa(6) Oyo(5), Ogun(5), Ekiti(1), Osun(1), Benue(1), Niger(1), Zamfara(1).”

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