Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 624 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total caseload to 41,804, according to the nation’s top disease control agency.
In a late-night tweet, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) noted that eight more persons have died from the virus as recovery numbers hit 18,764.
Lagos, the nation’s COVID-19 regional epicentre, reported 212 new cases, while Oyo reported 69.
Other states with new cases include Niger (49), Kano (37), Osun (37), FCT (35, Plateau (34), Gombe (33), Edo (28), Enugu (28), Ebonyi (17), Delta (10), Katsina (9), Ogun (8), Rivers (7), Ondo (5), Kaduna (4) and Nasarawa (2).
624 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
868 deaths pic.twitter.com/LD9PLQTPBL
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) July 28, 2020
The novel coronavirus has killed at least 654,477 people worldwide since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Tuesday.
At least 16,514,500 cases of coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 9,347,300 are now considered recovered.