Imo State has recorded its first case of coronavirus – more than eight weeks after the index case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Nigeria.
This is according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which confirmed 87 new infections across the country.
In an early-morning tweet on Sunday, the health agency noted that 14 more COVID-19 patients recovered and have been discharged.
However, the fatality figure has increased following the death of three more patients.
Of the new confirmed cases, the NCDC said 33 new infections were reported in Lagos while Borno recorded 18 more cases.
Other states with new infections included Osun – 12, Katsina – nine, Kano – four, Ekiti – four, Edo – three, and Bauchi – three.
This brings to 1,182 the total confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nigeria with 222 patients discharged and 35 deaths, as of 11:55pm on April 25.