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Nigeria has recorded 239 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 4,151.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on Saturday.

Of the 239 new cases, 97 were recorded in Lagos State, 44 in Bauchi, 29 in Kano, 19 in Katsina, and seven in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Also, six new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Kwara, five in Oyo, three each in Kaduna and Sokoto, two each in Adamawa, Kebbi, Plateau and Ogun, and one in Ekiti.

It also said that fatalities from coronavirus-related complications have increased to 128 while 745 patients have recovered.

NCDC said, “On the 9th of May 2020, 239 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.

“No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 4151 cases have been confirmed, 745 cases have been discharged and 128 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 239 new cases are reported from 15 states- Lagos(97),Bauchi(44), Kano(29), Katsina(19), Borno(17), FCT(seven), Kwara(six), Oyo(five), Kaduna(three), Sokoto(three), Adamawa(two), Kebbi(two), Plateau (two), Ogun(two), Ekiti(one).”

Data obtained from the centre’s website showed that 11 patients died of coronavirus-related complications in Nigeria in the past 24 hours.

About 11 fatalities were recorded in six states and the FCT.

While four new COVID-19 deaths were recorded in the FCT, two were reported in Kebbi and one each in Borno, Katsina, Kaduna, Nasarawa, and Kwara.

A further breakdown of the data showed that of the 128 fatalities, 33 died in Lagos, Kano, 18; FCT, eight; Borno, 15; Katsina, nine; Bauchi, one; Ogun, four; Kaduna, three; Sokoto, nine; Jigawa, one; Edo, four; Zamfara, three; Oyo, two; Osun, four; Nasarawa, one; Kwara, one; Rivers, two; Kebbi, two; Delta, three; Akwa Ibom, two; Yobe, one and Ekiti one.

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