Nigeria records 648 new COVID-19 cases, death toll now 860

July 28, 2020

Nigeria has confirmed additional 648 cases of COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections to 41, 180. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, the latest COVID-19 cases were confirmed in 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). As usual, the COVID-19 epicentre, Lagos, reported the highest number of persons infected with the virus at 180.

A further breakdown of the new infections revealed that they were confirmed as follows: Plateau -148, FCT – 44; Ondo – 42; Kwara – 38; Rivers -32; Oyo – 29; Kaduna – 21; and Osun – 20. Others include: Edo and Ogun – 17; Ekiti – 11; Kano, Benue, Delta and Abia recorded 9 cases each; Niger – 7; Gombe – 3; while Borno, Bauchi and Imo had 1 each. Of the confirmed infections in Nigeria, 860 persons have died due to complications from the disease while 18,203 cases have been successfully managed and discharged.

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