The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday, May 18, 2020, announced 338 new coronavirus cases in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 5,959.
Of the new infections recorded, 177 cases were recorded in Lagos, 64 in Kano, 21 in FCT, 16 in Rivers, 14-in Plateau, 11 in Oyo, 9 in Katsina, 4 in Jigawa, 4 in Kaduna, 3 in Abia, 3 in Bauchi, 3 in Borno, 2 in Gombe, 2 in Akwa Ibom, 2 in Delta, 1 in Ondo, 1 in Kebbi, and 1 in Sokoto State.
NCDC took to their official Twitter page to make the announcement:
338 new cases of #COVID19;— NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 17, 2020
5959 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria
Deaths: 182 pic.twitter.com/1nC9HjskN3
The NCDC update on Sunday also showed that 122 patients recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of recovery cases in Nigeria to 1,594.
Nigeria also recorded six more deaths. This brings the total number of coronavirus fatalities in the country to 182.