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Nigeria COVID-19 index now 10,162 as NCDC announces 307 new cases



Nigeria on Sunday, May 31, confirmed 307 new COVID-19 cases in the country, taking the total of infections in the country to 10,162.

The new cases was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its twitter handle, with the data from the NCDC showing that the cases were spread across 15 states with Lagos accounting for the highest number of infections for the day with 188 cases, Abuja – 44, Ogun – 19, Kaduna – 14, Oyo – 12, Bayelsa – 9, Gombe – 5, Kano – 3, Delta – 3, Imo – 2, Rivers – 2, Niger – 2, Bauchi – 2, Plateau – 1 and Kwara – 1.

See tweet from the NCDC showing how the new cases were recorded across 15 states:

The agency stated that there are 6, 868 active COVID-19 cases in the country as 3,007 people have recovered and have been discharged, with 287 deaths recorded.

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has also disclosed that the next stage in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic would be driven by state governments. The chairman of the task force, Boss Mustapha, made the disclosure on Sunday evening, May 31, shortly after a meeting with Buhari, The Nation reported.

Mustapha noted that the local government, the traditional institutions, and religious leaders will play an important role in checking the spread of the virus. Mustapha also revealed the next line of action by the PTF would depend on the orders from Buhari after he must have considered the recommendations put before him by the PTF.

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