By Victor Akuma
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 117 new cases of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, bringing the total to 782.
The Centre made this known in its latest COVID-19 update via its Twitter page on Tuesday night.
A breakdown of the newly confirmed cases showed 56 of them were reported in Lagos, 29 in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, 14 in Kano, 6 in Borno, 4 in Katsina, Ogun 3, while Rivers and Bauchi states had 1 each.
According to the NCDC, 197 out of the 782 cases recorded in the country have been discharged while 25 people have died from the virus so far.
117 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported;
59 in Lagos
29 in FCT
14 in Kano
6 in Borno
4 in Katsina
3 in Ogun
1 in Rivers
1 in Bauchi
As at 11:25 pm 21st April there are 782 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.
Deaths: 25 pic.twitter.com/i6UaoqWHiu
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 21, 2020
There are now 25 states affected by the pandemic in the country, with the South West region recording more than half of the total cases, followed by North West and South South regions respectively.
Below is the breakdown of cases by states: