NCDC records 544 new COVID-19 cases, confirms 645 deaths in Nigeria

* Lagos registers highest 199 fresh cases, discharges 45 recovered patients

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Nigeria’s novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases have risen to 28,711 as the country night on Sunday, July 5 reported 544 new infections.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet via its verified Twitter account, the new figure brings the nation’s total confirmed deaths to 645 thus far.

The new COVID-19 cases were reported in 18 states in the country and Abuja, Federal  Capital Territory (FCT), with Lagos State having the highest number of infections for totalling 199 Sunday, said the NCDC.

The disease control agency stated that other states which confirmed fresh COVID-19 cases include Ebonyi –65,  Oyo –47, Ondo –46, Ogun –31, Edo –30, FCT –28, Katsina –25 and Plateau –15.

Others are Bayelsa –11, Kaduna –10,  Adamawa –10, Akwa Ibom –8, Gombe –7, Kano – 4, Taraba –3, Rivers -2, Abia –2 and Ekiti -1.

The NCCDC further noted that 11,665 persons who contracted the virus have been discharged in Nigeria while the country recorded 645 deaths.

Of the total number of confirmed infections in the country, Lagos leads with 11,244 out of which 9,436 are still active while 1,676 have recovered from the virus.

The FCT is next with 2,181 cases, whereas Oyo State comes third and has 1,513 persons with the virus, according to the agency.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government has discharged 45 recovered COVID-19 patients.

The Lagos State Ministry of Health in a tweet on its official Twitter handle Sunday stated that the recovered patients were discharged after testing negative to the virus.

The discharged cases comprised 18 females and 27 males, including four foreign nationals, it said.

The State Ministry of Health further stated: “The patients; 19 from Eti-Osa (Landmark), 11 from Onikan and 15 from LUTH (Lagos University Teaching Hospital) Isolation Centres were discharged after full recovery and testing negative to COVID-19.”

It also noted that “with this, the number of COVID-19 cases successfully managed & discharged from Lagos Isolation Centres has risen to 1,740.”

The state Lagosians to not forget wearing their nose masks when in public places, as it is a criminal offense in the state not to do so.

“Let’s adhere strictly to public advisories given by government,” it advised.

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