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Nigeria Records 595 New Cases Of COVID-19 As Total Infections Near 35,000

Ondo State on Thursday recorded ninety-five fresh COVID-19 cases as Nigeria’s infections from the virus inched closer to the 35, 000 mark.

This is according to a tweet on the official handle of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which noted that the country had 595 new cases of the virus for the day.

The new COVID-19 infections were reported in twenty-three states in the country and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), taking Nigeria’s total cases to 34, 854.

Nigeria’s COVID-19 epicentre, Lagos State, had the highest number of cases for the day with 156 persons infected with the virus while Ondo State comes second having reported 95 fresh infections.

Other COVID-19 cases for the day were found as follows:  Rivers – 53,  Abia – 43,  Oyo – 38, Enugu – 29,  Edo – 24, FCT – 23,  Kaduna – 20,  Akwa Ibom – 17,  Anambra – 17, Osun – 17 Ogun  -14,  Kano – 13 and Imo – 11.

Also, they were fresh COVID-19 infections recorded in other parts of the West African nation as thus: Delta – 6, Ekiti – 5, Gombe – 4, Plateau – 4, Cross River – 2, Adamawa – 1,  Bauchi – 1,  Jigawa – 1 and Yobe – 1.

Of the number of persons infected with COVID-19 in Nigeria, 14, 292 have fully recovered and discharged as of July 16th, 2020, according to the NCDC.

On the flip side, 762 deaths have been reported from the virus, data from the health agency further revealed.


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