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Nigeria has recorded 10 new COVID-19 deaths and 245 new confirmed cases, bringing the total number of deaths to 221 and confirmed cases to 7,261.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) released these figures on its official Twitter handle, where it was further revealed that 2,007 people have been discharged.
The new cases, according to the figures, were recorded in 22 states with Lagos having the highest number of cases at 131.
Other states included Jigawa (16), Ogun (13), Borno (12), Kaduna (9), Oyo (9), Rivers (9), Ebonyi (9), Kano (8), Kwara (7), Katsina (5), Akwa Ibom (3), Sokoto (3), Bauchi (2), Yobe (2), Anambra (1), Gombe (1), Niger (1), Ondo (1), Plateau (1), FCT (1) and Bayelsa (1).
The first case of the novel coronavirus was recorded in the country when an Italian, who returned from Milan, Italy, tested positive on February 27, 2020.
A 14-day lockdown was later imposed by the federal government on March 30, 2020, in a bid to contain the spread of the disease. The lockdown was partially eased on May 4 after an additional 14-day lockdown was imposed on citizens.