Nigeria Records 626 New Cases Of COVID-19

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced that there are 626 new cases of COVID-19 which bring the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 27,110.

The Ondo State commissioner for health Wahab Adegbenro was reported to have died from the virus on Thursday.
There was a drop in the number of confirmed cases reported on Thursday of 626 if compared to what was reported on Wednesday 790, Wednesday’s figure was the country’s highest yet.

The health agency in a tweet Thursday night said the new cases were reported in 20 states. As of the time of reporting, 35 states and the FCT have recorded at least a case of the disease. Only one state, Cross River, is yet to officially report any case of the virus although there are controversies about it.

Lagos State remains the epicentre for the disease in the country and Zamfara State has not reported any new confirmed case in the past 45 days.

The 626 new cases were reported from 20 states, they are Lagos – 193,FCT – 85, Oyo – 41, Edo – 38, Kwara – 34, Abia – 31, Ogun – 29, Ondo – 28, Rivers – 26, Akwa Ibom – 18, Delta – 18, Enugu – 15, Kaduna – 13, Plateau -11, Borno – 8, Bauchi – 7, Adamawa – 5, Gombe – 4 and Sokoto – 1.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria in February, NCDC said 141, 525 samples have so far been tested with 15, 693 active cases, 10, 801 have recovered and discharged.

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