Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Surpass 20,000

The NCDC also reported 12 more deaths from the Coronavirus disease while the country’s death toll now stands at 518.

Nigeria's COVID-19 cases now at 116,655 / Photo credit: The Punch
Nigeria's COVID-19 cases now at 116,655 / Photo credit: The Punch

The pandemic update from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Sunday has shown an increase 436 new cases of COVID-19 with confirmed cases of disease reaching 20,244.

The NCDC also reported 12 more deaths from the Coronavirus disease while the country’s death toll now stands at 518.

6,879 patients have however recovered from the pandemic and discharged from hospital, 161 more than was reported in the previous day.

Lagos State had the highest number of new infections with169. The state now has a total of 8,576 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

It was followed by Oyo State, which recorded 52 new cases of the disease and then Plateau State with 31 new infections.

Imo State reported 29 new cases while Kaduna had 28. Ogun State had 23 cases, both the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Enugu State had 18 cases each.

Bauchi State recorded 17 new cases, Bayelsa State had 14, Rivers State had eight, while Osun and Kano states had six each.

Edo and Benue States had five cases each. Adamawa State had three, Borno State reported two, and Abia and Ekiti states had one case each.

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