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BREAKING: Nigeria records 313 new COVID-19 cases, total reaches 7,839



On the 24th of May 2020, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control announced that 313 new confirmed cases and 5 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.
No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

Till date, 7839 cases have been confirmed, 2263 cases have been discharged and 226 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory

The 313 new cases are reported from 17 states- Lagos (148), FCT (36), Rivers (27), Edo (19), Kano (13), Ogun (12), Ebonyi (11), Nasarawa (8), Delta (8), Oyo (7), Plateau (6), Kaduna (5), Kwara (4), Akwa Ibom (3), Bayelsa (3), Niger (2), Anambra (1)

Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa has conducted about 44,458 tests for the virus. Of the total confirmed cases, NCDC noted 2263 patients were lucky to recover from the infection and unfortunately, 226 people lost their lives to the virus.