The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Wednesday, said the country has recorded 196 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 1,728.

NCDC, through its verified Twitter account, said of the 196 new cases, 87-Lagos, 24-Kano, 18-Gombe, 17-Kaduna

16-FCT, 10-Katsina, 8-Sokoto, 7-Edo, 6-Borno, 1-Yobe, 1-Ebonyi, 1-Adamawa.  The new confirmed cases are reported from twelve states.

It also said five deaths were reported and one new state, Yobe, has reported a case in the last 24 hours.