Nigeria’s COVID-19 crisis worsens as cases leap towards 29,000

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases continued to rise as the country on Sunday reported 544 fresh infections.

This is according to a tweet by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which said the new figure brings the West African nation’s total confirmed cases to 28,711.

The agency said the new COVID-19 cases were reported in 18 states in the country and the Federal Capital with Lagos State having the highest number of infections for Sunday –  199.

Other states which had new COVID-19 cases include Ebonyi – 65,  Oyo – 47, Ondo – 46, Ogun – 31, Edo – 30, FCT – 28, Katsina – 25 and Plateau – 15.

The rest are: Bayelsa – 11, Kaduna – 10,  Adamawa – 10, Akwa Ibom – 8, Gombe – 7, Kano – 4, Taraba – 3, Rivers -2, Abia – 2,  Ekiti -1.

So far, 11,665 persons who contracted the virus have been discharged with 645 deaths recorded, according to the data from the NCDC.

NCDC

@NCDCgov

544 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;

Lagos-199

Ebonyi-65

Oyo-47

Ondo-46

Ogun-31

Edo-30

FCT-28

Katsina-25

Plateau-15

Bayelsa-11

Kaduna-10

Adamawa-10

Akwa Ibom-8

Gombe-7

Kano-4

Taraba-3

Rivers-2

Abia-2

Ekiti-1

28,711 confirmed

11,665 discharged

645 deaths

  • Courtesy of Channels TV.
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