Lagos, Kano leads as 170 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 170 new cases of COVID-19 in the country with Lagos and Kano having 39 and 29 respectively.

The agency made the announcement via its Twitter handle at 12:01am on Monday.

A total of 2,558 COVID-19 cases have now been confirmed in 34 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

The number of discharged persons increased from 385 to 400, while the fatalities recorded rose from 85 to 87.

The announcement is coming a few hours before the relaxation of the lockdown declared in Lagos, Ogun and the federal capital territory.

The five-week lockdown will be lifted at 9am on Monday, and a nationwide curfew will take immediate effect from 8pm till 6am.

Nigeria experienced a sharp spike in the number of cases in April, as the country moved from 174 cases on April 1 to 2,170 on May 1.

Below is a breakdown of the cases recorded on May 4, 2020:

39 – Lagos
29 – Kano
24 – Ogun
18 – Bauchi
15 – Kaduna
12 – FCT
12 – Sokoto
8 – Katsina
7 – Borno
3 – Nasarawa
2 – Adamawa
1 – Oyo