With 790 New Cases, COVID-19 Infections Reach Record High In Nigeria

There are now 26,484 confirmed cases in the country, 10,152 discharged and 603 deaths from the Pandemic.

The total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria has risen to 54,905 / Photo credit: The Punch
The total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria has risen to 54,905 / Photo credit: The Punch

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday reported the highest number of new cases of COVID-19 with 790 infections.

There are now 26,484 confirmed cases in the country, 10,152 discharged and 603 deaths from the Pandemic.

For the first time, Delta State reported the highest number of new cases with 166.

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The state also joined the six states that had more than 1,000 cases of the disease. Delta now has 1,131 confirmed cases.

Other states with more than 1,000 cases are Lagos, Oyo, Kano, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Edo and Rivers.

Lagos State followed Delta with the second highest number of new cases reporting 120.

Enugu State had 66, while the FCT had 65.

Edo State recorded 60 new cases, Ogun State had 43, Kano State had 41, Kaduna State had 39, Ondo State had 33, Rivers had State had 32 and Bayelsa State reported 29 cases.

In Katsina State there were 21 new cases, 20 in Imo State, 18 in Kwara State, 11 in Oyo State, 10 in Abia State, six Benue State, four in Gombe State and two each in Yobe, Bauchi and Kebbi states.

Written by The Interview Editors

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