Nigeria’s Total Infections Near 39,000 with New 604 Confirmed Cases




Nigeria has confirmed almost 39000 of the dreaded respiratory infection, with a total of 38948 confirmed cases.

This is coming as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC recorded 604 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday 23 July, 2020.

The agency said: “On the 23rd of July 2020, 604 new confirmed cases and 20 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 38948 cases have been confirmed, 16061 cases have been discharged and 833 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory”, it disclosed.

The health agency also recorded 20 deaths for the day, but explained that some previously unrecorded fatalities were summed up with it for that tally.

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It noted that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities.

” The 15 deaths reported for Lagos State on 23 July include previously unreported deaths”, it stated.

The 604 new cases are reported from 21 states as follows : “Lagos(203), Oyo(87), FCT(79), Edo(41), Osun(35), Ogun(24), Rivers(22), Kaduna(22), Akwa Ibom(20), Plateau(18), Delta(9), Ebonyi(9), Imo(8), Enugu(5), Kano(5), Cross River(5), Katsina(4), Nasarawa(3), Borno(2), Ekiti(2), Bauchi(1)”.



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