NCDC records 604 new COVID-19 cases, Nigeria’s total now 38,948

*Lagos leads Coronavirus cases with 203 as Oyo State confirms 87 fresh cases

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has confirmed six-hundred and four (604) fresh cases of the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), making the country’s total infections now 38,948.

According to the data from the NCDC in a tweet via its verified Twitter account night Thursday, July 23, 2020, the breakdown further showed that the latest COVID-19 infections were reported in 20 states and Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Lagos State, regarded as the country’s epicentre for the disease, has the highest number of infected people totalling 203.

Oyo State also reported 87 new COVID-19 cases as Nigeria’s infections inches closer to 39, 000 Thursday.

A breakdown of new cases of the pandemic in the country indicated the distribution as follows: FCT –79; Edo –41; Osun –35; Ogun –24; Rivers –22; Kaduna –22; Akwa Ibom –20; and Plateau –18.

Others are Delta –9; Ebonyi –9; Imo –8; Enugu –5; and Kano –5; Cross River –5 Katsina –4; Nasarawa –3; Borno –2; Ekiti –2; and Bauchi –1.

Of the total 38,948 confirmed infected persons in the West African nation, 16,061 have been discharged with 833 deaths recorded thus far, according to data from the health and disease control agency.

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