Nigeria has reported 790 new COVID-19 cases, making it the highest single day record of the deadly virus since it was first discovered in February.
This was disclosed on Wednesday in a tweet by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)where they noted that total infections has increased to 26,484 and death toll to 603. Also the new cases were recorded across 20 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Giving a breakdown of the cases, the NCDC noted that the five states with the highest number of infections were Delta – 166, Lagos – 120, Enugu – 66, Edo –60, and Ogun – 43. Others included Kano – 41, Kaduna – 39, Ondo – 33, Rivers – 32, Bayelsa – 29, Imo – 20, Kwara – 18, Oyo – 11 and Abia – 10.
Meanwhile, states with fewer cases include Benue – 6, Gombe – 4, Yobe, Bauchi and Kebbi each recording 2 cases. This comes as the FCT recorded 65 new cases.
On a positive note, 406 more patients have been successfully treated and discharged from the isolation centres in various parts of the country. This brings to 10,152 the number of people who have been discharged so far.
790 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
603 deaths pic.twitter.com/9fxpoeBZDP
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) July 1, 2020
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