Abia, FCT Displace Lagos As States With Most New COVID-19 Cases

The NCDC on Sunday reported 260 new cases of COVID-19 infections and for two days running, Lagos recorded less than a hundred cases.

The NCDC DG, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, is an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist and Consultant in Public Health Medicine / Photo credit: guardian.ng
The NCDC DG, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, is an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist and Consultant in Public Health Medicine / Photo credit: guardian.ng

For the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria, Lagos State is not leading or in the top two of states with the highest number of new cases reported daily by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The NCDC on Sunday reported 260 new cases of COVID-19 infections and for two days running, Lagos recorded less than a hundred cases.

It had only 38 new cases. A day earlier, it reported 66.

NCDC Sunday update however put Abia State on top, with 67 new cases followed by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with 40.

On Saturday, Abia reported only two new cases while the FCT reported 50.

With the 260 new cases, Nigeria now has a total of 12,468 confirmed cases and 354 deaths while 3959 patients have recovered and have also been discharged from various treatment centres in the country.

Other states that reported new cases include Ogun, which had 19, Gombe with16, Edo with 14 and Imo with nine new cases.
Kwara State, Katsina State, Nasarawa and Borno states reported eight new cases each.

Kaduna State had six, Bauchi State had five, while Ekiti State had four.

Niger, Ondo, Plateau, Kano and Sokoto states all had two new cases of covid-19 each.

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