Plateau records two new COVID-19 cases

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The Nigerian Center for Disease Control has confirmed 220 new cases of COVID-19, bringing total cases in the country to 2388.

Two of the cases are from Plateau State, which brings total cases in the State to three.

The first case in the State was confirmed on April 23, 2020 of a Kano returning traveler, currently on treatment.

Details of the two new cases have yet to be released but sources say a man with severe symptoms of the disease was admitted in the same ward with the index case on Monday.

He is thought to also be a returning traveler. No information exists about the second new case yet, but might equally be a returning traveler.

The State has witnessed a surge in illegal entries since its first lockdown on April 9, 2020.

Many of them are from Lagos which currently has the highest confirmed cases and highest daily cases.

In the latest NCDC release, 62 of the new cases as of May 2, 2020 were from Lagos, 52 from FCT, 31 from Kaduna and 13 from Sokoto.

Others are 10 from Kebbi, 9 from Yobe, 6 from Borno and 5 from Edo. 5 were from Bauchi, 4 each from Gombe, Enugu and Oyo, and 3 from Zamfara.

Nasarawa, Osun, Ebonyi, Kwara, Kano and Plateau have 2 each.

Of the total confirmed cases in Nigeria so far, 385 have been discharged and 85 have died.

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