Nigeria has recorded 226 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 6401 .
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on Tuesday.
The centre said that one patient died of coronavirus-related complications in the country, bringing the total number of fatalities to 192.
It said “On the 19th of May 2020, 226 new confirmed cases and 1 death was recorded in Nigeria”
No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.
Till date, 6401 cases have been confirmed, 1734 cases have been discharged and 192 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory
The 226 new cases are reported from 16 states- Lagos (131), Ogun (25), Plateau (15), Edo (11), Kaduna (7), Oyo (6), FCT (5), Adamawa (5), Jigawa (4), Ebonyi (4), Borno (4), Nasarawa (3), Bauchi (2), Gombe (2), Enugu (1), Bayelsa (1)
The agency also reiterated the need for people to self-isolate after being exposed to the virus, saying that it is critical to stay in isolation if positive to reduce the risk of spread of the virus.
It pointed out that most people infected with COVID-19 have mild to moderate symptoms & recover, while some others have severe symptoms and may die, especially older people & those with underlying illness.