NCDC records 624 new COVID-19 cases, total infections now 41,804

*Lagos reports 212 fresh Coronavirus cases, Oyo State confirms 69

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Nigeria has recorded 624 new cases of the novel Coronavirus disease, bringing the country’s total to 41,804, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The nation’s top disease control agency, night Tuesday, July 28, in a tweet via its verified Twitter account, stated that eight more persons have died from the virus as recovery numbers hit 18,764.

Lagos State regarded as the nation’s COVID-19 regional epicentre, reported 212 new cases, while Oyo reported 69, noted NCDC.

Other states with new cases include Niger (49), Kano (37), Osun (37), FCT (35, Plateau (34), Gombe (33), Edo (28), Enugu (28), Ebonyi (17), Delta (10), Katsina (9), Ogun (8), Rivers (7), Ondo (5), Kaduna (4) and Nasarawa (2).

On the global scene, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP Tuesday, the novel but lethal Coronavirus has killed at least 654,477 people worldwide since the outbreak emerged in China December 2019.

At least 16,514,500 cases of Coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 9,347,300 are now considered recovered.

The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organisation (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.

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