With 100 New Infections, COVID-19 Cases Continue To Surge In Oyo

Across the country, 649 new cases of the disease were reported by the NCDC with the death toll standing at 542.

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State / Photo credit: dailypost.ng
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State / Photo credit: dailypost.ng

The number of new cases of COVID-19 have continued to surge in Oyo State as it recorded 100 new cases on Wednesday according to the latest update from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The new figures show the state recording at least 100 cases for the second time in one week, and for three consecutive days, only Lagos State reported more new cases than Oyo.

It has a total of 1,155 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus disease compared with Lagos, which now has 9,323 confirmed cases.

On Wednesday, Lagos State recorded 250 new cases.

Across the country, 649 new cases of the disease were reported by the NCDC, with the death toll standing at 542.

A total 22,020 cases have been confirmed and 7,613 patients discharged.

Plateau and Delta states, recording 40 new cases each also saw an increase in the number of new infections.

Abia State reported 28 new cases, Kaduna State had 27 Ogun State recorded 22, Edo State had 20, while Akwa Ibom State saw 18 new cases.

There were 17 new cases in Kwara State with the Federal Cappital territory (FCT) reporting the same number.

Enugu State had 14, Niger and Adamawa states had 13 each, while Bayelsa State had seven.

Osun and Bauchi states had six cases each, Anambra State had four, Gombe State had three, Sokoto State had two, while Imo and Kano had one each.

Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) is the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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