Ondo state on Tuesday recorded at least 76 new COVID-19 cases as Nigeria’s total infections neared the 30,000-mark.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed this in a tweet via its official handle.
As usual, Lagos, the country’s virus hotspot, reported the highest number of new cases among the states with 154.
Other states with new cases include Edo (54), FCT (41), Enugu (34), Rivers (30), Benue (24), Osun (20), Kaduna (15), Kwara (13), Abia (9), Borno (8), Plateau (6), Taraba (5), Ogun (3), Kano (3), Kebbi (2), Nasarawa (2), Bayelsa (1), and Gombe (1).
503 new cases of COVID19Nigeria;
669 deaths pic.twitter.com/gyghkcIbcb
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) July 7, 2020
COVID-19 cases have continued to rise as the country remains in the second phase of relaxing coronavirus lockdowns.
Although schools and places of worship are yet to be fully re-opened, the federal government has relaxed bans on interstate travel; domestic airlines are expected to resume on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 have repeatedly advised Nigerians to stick to health protocols such as social distancing in public spaces, wearing masks, and frequent handwashing.
The novel coronavirus has killed at least 539,620 people worldwide since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1900 GMT on Tuesday.
At least 11,693,770 cases of coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 6,145,500 are now considered recovered.