Nigeria Records 643 New COVID-19 Infections As Toll Tops 34,000

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On the 16th of July 2020, Nigeria recorded 643 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 34,257.

This is according to the latest figures released in a Thursday morning tweet by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).The new cases were recorded in 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Lagos State maintained its lead position with 230 new infections while the FCT recorded 51 cases. The remaining 17 states with new infections are Oyo – 69, Edo – 43, Osun – 35, Rivers and Ebonyi each having 30 cases, Kaduna – 28, Ogun – 27, Ondo – 23, Plateau – 20, Benue – 17, Enugu – 16 and Imo – 10.

Others include Delta – 6, Kano – 4, Nasarawa – 2 with Kebbi and Ekiti each having 1 case. According to NCDC, no new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours

NCDC noted that a total of 13,999 patients have recovered and have been discharged, while the country’s death toll stands at 760.

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