In their nightly Coronavirus updates post, the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed through their official Twitter handle that 284 more people were found to have contracted the virus.
The total number of confirmed cases in Lagos increased by 199 while Rivers State followed with 26 new cases. Oyo State followed with 19 cases, while FCT Abuja and Borno states recorded eight cases each.
Plateau State recorded seven cases and Jigawa’s number of confirmed cases has increased by six. Kano State recorded five cases, Abia State recorded two cases, while Ekiti, Delta, Kwara, and Taraba states recorded one case each.
1840 people have now recovered from the illness and been discharged while 200 people have unfortunately died so far.
The NCDC also reported that eight new cases were erroneously recorded in Zamfara on 18 May, which brings the total number of recorded cases in the state to 76.
On the 18th of May, 8 new cases in Zamfara were erroneously announced
Therefore, as at the 20th of May 2020, Zamfara has recorded a total of 76 confirmed cases
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 20, 2020