Coronavirus cases rise to 26,484 as Nigeria records 790 new cases


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announces 790 new cases of coronavirus in the country.

On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020, the total number of coronavirus cases rises to 26,484 in 20 states including Abuja. Delta state for the first time records the highest number with 166 confirmed cases.

Lagos state is following closely with 120 cases, 66 cases in Enugu, 65 cases in Abuja, 60 cases in Edo, and 43 cases in Ogun state.

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NCDC records 41 cases in Kano, 39 in Kaduna, 33 in Ondo, and 32 cases in Rivers. Bayelsa records 29 new confirmed cases, 21 cases in Katsina, 20 cases in Imo, 18 cases in Kwara, 11 cases in Oyo, and 10 new cases in Abia.

Benue state records six cases of the virus, Gombe has four cases while Yobe, Bauchi and Kebbi records TWO cases each.

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The death numbers have gotten to 603 as of July 1st, 2020. Since the inception of its first case in February, 10,152 patients have been discharged. As of June 29, 2020, a total of 134,257 samples have been tested in Nigeria.

Lagos state still remains the major center of the pandemic having a total of 10,630 confirmed cases with a total of 1,592 recovery cases as of June 29.

FCT has the second lead with 1,935 cases while Oyo state has 1,391 confirmed cases, taking the third lead.

Kano state takes fourth place with 1,257 cases. Edo state is following closely with 1,165 confirmed cases.

Cross-River state is still free from the virus. Stay tuned for more updates and leave a comment.

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