Plateau takes over as COVID-19 epicentre, as Nigeria records 296 new cases

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Interestingly, Lagos has consistently recorded very low figures in the last three days.

This Thursday, the NCDC reported 296 new cases of the virus, with Plateau recording 85 cases, while Lagos, which used record huge figures, recorded 21 cases.

On Tuesday, Plateau raked in 50 cases, it moved to 60 on Wednesday and further moved to 85 on Thursday.

This is a sharp contrast from Lagos which recorded 23 cases on Tuesday, 17 cases on Wednesday and 21 cases on Thursday, which probably means that the state has passed its peak, with the curve flattening out.

However, though Nigeria recorded 296 fresh cases on Thursday, the figures are still low and show sign of flattening the curve. Plateau State still topped the list of states with new cases, reporting 85 more infections Others are Enugu – 46, Oyo – 31, Lagos – 21, Rivers – 20, FCT – 15, Kaduna – 13, Bauchi – 12, Delta – 11, Ekiti – 11, Akwa Ibom – seven, Ebonyi – six, Kwara – five, Ogun – four, Osun – four, Gombe – three, and Niger – two.

 Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 now stand at 53,317, with 40,726 survivors discharged and 1,011 deaths recorded.

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