NCDC Reports 499 New Cases Of COVID-19

The NCDC update showed that 12,546 patients had recovered and discharged from hospital and 689 had so far died from the Coronavirus disease.

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

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday reported 499 new cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 30,748.

The NCDC update showed that 12,546 patients had recovered and discharged from hospital and 689 had so far died from the Coronavirus disease.

Lagos State reported the highest number of new cases with 157, while Edo State was second on the list with 59 new cases.

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In Ondo State, there were 56 new cases, 31 in Oyo State, 22 in Akwa Ibom State, 21 in Borno State, 19 in Plateau State and 18 each in Kaduna and Katsina states.

Both Bayelsa State and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) had 17 each, Delta State had 14, Kano State reported 11, while Rivers State had 10.

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Enugu State recorded eight new cases, Ogun State had six, Kwara State had four, Imo State had three, Nasarawa and Osun states had two each, while Abia, Ekiti, Niger and Yobe states had one each.

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