Coronavirus cases rise to 30,249 as Nigeria records 460 new cases


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announces 460 new cases of coronavirus in the country.

On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, the total number of coronavirus cases rises to 30,249 in 20 states including Abuja. Lagos state records the highest number with 150 confirmed cases.

Rivers is following closely with 49 cases, 43 cases in Oyo, 38 cases in Delta, 26 cases in Abuja, while Anambra and Kanorecord 20 cases each.

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NCDC records 18 cases in Plateau, 14 in Edo, 13  cases in Bayelsa, and Enugu. Osun state record 12 new confirmed cases, 10 cases in Kwara, eight cases in Borno, and seven new cases in Ogun.

Kaduna records six cases of the virus, four in Imo, three cases in Bauchi, and Gombe, two in Niger while Adamawa records ONE case.

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The death numbers have gotten to 684 as of July 8, 2020. Since the inception of its first case in February, 12,373 patients have been discharged. As of July 7, 2020, a total of 169,629 samples have been tested in Nigeria.

Lagos state still remains the major center of the pandemic having a total of 11,670 confirmed cases with a total of 1,676 recovery cases as of July 5th.

FCT has the second lead with 2,348 cases while Oyo state has 1,573 confirmed cases, taking the third lead.


Edo state takes fourth place with 1,503 cases while Delta state is following closely with 1,323 confirmed cases.

Meanwhile, the NCDC advises travelers to adhere to the laid down measures to reduce the risk of  COVID-19 spread.

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