Nigeria Records 556 New Cases of COVID-19

 Nigeria Records 556 New Cases of COVID-19

The Nigeria Centre for Disease (NCDC) has recorded 556 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 36,663.

The health agency disclosed the latest figures via its official Twitter handle late Sunday, July 19, 2020.

Giving an update on the outbreak of the disease, the agency revealed that the new cases were reported across 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Lagos had the second-highest number of cases with 97 infections recorded while the FCT had 70 new infections.

Others are Benue – 66, Oyo – 61, Kaduna – 38, Plateau – 28, Osun – 19, and Akwa Ibom – 14.

Three states – Rivers, Katsina, and Ondo, reported thirteen new infections.

Ogun, Kano, and Nasarawa recorded 6, 5, and 4 cases each while Gombe and Ekiti had two cases apiece.

Only one case was recorded in Borno State, bring the total number of cases recorded in Nigeria to 36,663.

The records show that 15, 105 persons have been discharged, with 789 deaths recorded so far.

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