Nigeria has recorded 313 new cases of COVID-19, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced.

NCDC, on its verified twitter handle on Sunday night, said, “148 – Lagos, 36 – FCT, 27 – Rivers, 19 – Edo, 13 – Kano, 12 – Ogun, 11 – Ebonyi, 8 – Nasarawa, 8 – Delta, 7 – Oyo, 6 – Plateau, 5 – Kaduna, 4 – Kwara, 3 – Akwa Ibom, 3 – Bayelsa, 2 – Niger, 1 – Anambra.”

With them, Nigeria has 7839 cases of COVID-19 with 226 deaths and 2263 discharged.

BREAKDOWN:
313 new cases of #COVID19;

148-Lagos
36-FCT
27-Rivers
19-Edo
13-Kano
12-Ogun
11-Ebonyi
8-Nasarawa
8-Delta
7-Oyo
6- Plateau
5-Kaduna
4-Kwara
3-Akwa Ibom
3-Bayelsa
2-Niger
1-Anambra

7839 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria
Discharged: 2263
Deaths: 226

Meanwhile, as the world lingers to proffer a cure to the ravaging Coronavirus, a new study says hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug, puts COVID-19 patients at a higher risk of death.

The study, titled “Chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19: Why might they be hazardous?” published on Friday in the Lancet journal, highlighted that patients who took chloroquine, which hydroxychloroquine is derived from, are also more likely to develop irregular heart rhythms.