The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 220 new cases on Saturday, May 2, 2020 thus increasing the number of corona virus-related deaths to 85 in Nigeria.

This is the first time 17 deaths would be confirmed in one day since the virus became rampant in Nigeria.

In its updates on Saturday, the NCDC announced that Nigeria had recorded 220 new cases in 28 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The newly recorded cases brought the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 2388.

Lagos, the epicentre of the pandemic in Nigeria has the highest figures with 62 new cases. Thus, bringing the total of confirmed cases in the state to 1068. The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja recorded 52 more cases, Kaduna, Sokoto and Kebbi state recorded 31, 13 and 10 cases respectively.

Nine cases were confirmed in Yobe, six in Borno and five cases each in Edo and Bauchi states. Also, Gombe, Enugu and Oyo recorded four cases each, as Nasarawa, Osun, Ebonyi, Kwara, Kano and Plateau state all recorded two cases each.

The NCDC’s update on Saturday also showed that 24 patients have recovered from the virus. This brings the total number of patients who have recovered and discharged from isolation centres to 385.

However, as coronavirus cases in Nigeria continue to rise, all states including the FCT have recorded cases of the pandemic except Kogi and Cross River States.