Covid-19: Nigeria’s New Infection Increases

*Records 186 New Cases

By Ade-Ade Bosun, Abuja.

The Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control, NCDC, has has announced that the country registered 186 new cases of the coronavirus Covid-19 infections mainly from three states. The agency made the disclosure on its official website on Saturday morning.
According to the NCDC, the number is another worrisome indication of the rising trend of the virus which stood at 146 cases on Thursday from Wednesday’s 110. The more disturbing fact is that the figure emanated from new infections recorded in three states as of July 9.
Lagos recorded the highest number of cases, amassing 175 infections with Rivers recorded and Gombe coming a distant second third places with eight and three cases.
With the new figures, the country now has a total of 168,442 confirmed cases out of which 164,323 have been discharged.
There are over 1,800 active cases across the country with Lagos having 1,301. The FCT, Anambra, Rivers and Kebbi have 187, 64, 52 and 42 respectively. On the other hand, Kogi, Cross River, Edo, Taraba, Sokoto, Bauchi, Imo, Nasarawa and Jigawa recorded zero active cases.
Over 2.3 million samples have been screened from the country’s roughly 200 million population with the number of fatalities still at 2,122.

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