556 new Cases Bring COVID-19 Infections in Nigeria Closer to 37,000
The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Nigeria is headed towards the 37,000 mark.
This follows the confirmation of 556 new infections by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) – the health agency saddled with such responsibility in the country.
The bulk of the new cases were confirmed in Edo state with 104 cases, while 97 cases were recorded in Lagos, the epicentre of the outbreak in Nigeria.
In Abuja, 70 more cases were detected, 66 in Benue, 61 in Oyo, 38 in Kaduna, 28 in Plateau, 19 in Osun, 14 in Akwa-Ibom, and 13 cases each in Rivers, Katsina and Ondo state.
Other states with new cases are Ogun (6), Kano (5), Nasarawa (4), Gombe (2) Ekiti (2) and Borno (1).
However, the NCDC‘s report on Sunday showed that 167 patients recovered from coronavirus as recovery cases increased from 14,938 to 15,105.
Also, 11 coronavirus-death was recorded in the country as the total number of fatalities rose to 789 from 778.