Nigeria’s Records 555 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Exceeds 40,000

 Nigeria’s Records 555 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Exceeds 40,000

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 555 new cases of the coronavirus bringing the total number of cases to 40,532.

Since February 27 when the first case of the virus was confirmed in Nigeria, the country has witnessed a steady rise in infections despite efforts to curtail its spread.

The latest cases were on confirmed on Sunday, July 26, 2020, via the health agency Twitter handle.

Data from the centre shows that Lagos had 156, followed by Kano, Ogun, and Plateau with 65, 57, and 54 cases.

Others are Oyo – 53, Benue – 43, FCT – 30, Ondo – 18, Kaduna – 16, Akwa Ibom – 13, Gombe – 13, Rivers – 12, Ekiti – nine, Osun – eight, Cross River – three, Borno – two, Edo – two, and Bayelsa – one.

So far, 17, 374 patients have been discharged while 858 deathtoll recorded.

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