The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that Lagos state recorded 179 of the 288 new coronavirus cases in the country.
This brings the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 5,445.
The NCDC made this known via its verified Twitter handle on Friday night.
It tweeted: “288 new cases of #COVID19; 179-Lagos, 20-Kaduna, 15-Katsina, 15-Jigawa, 13-Borno, 11-Ogun, 8-Kano, 7-FCT, 4-Niger, 4-Ekiti, 3-Oyo, 3-Delta, 3-Bauchi, 2-Kwara, 1-Edo.”
The NCDC explained that four cases reported from Plateau and one case from Akwa Ibom were repeated cases.
“On the 14th of May, 4 cases reported from Plateau and 1 case from Akwa Ibom were repeated cases. Therefore Plateau has a total of 21 cases and Akwa Ibom has a total of 16 cases.
“We apologise to this State Governments for this error & remain committed to ensuring accurate reporting.”Follow us on social media