Coronavirus cases rise to 41,180 as Nigeria records 648 new cases


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announces 648 new cases of coronavirus in the country.

On Monday, July 27, 2020, the total number of coronavirus cases rises to 41,180 in 20 states including Abuja. Lagos state records the highest number with 180 confirmed cases.

Plateau state is following closely with 148 cases, 44 cases in Abuja, 42 cases in Ondo, 38 cases in Kwara, while Rivers state record 32 cases.

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NCDC records 29 cases in Oyo, 21 new cases in Kaduna, 20 cases in Osun, while Ondo and Ogun record 17 cases each. Ekiti state record 11 cases, Kano, Benue, Delta, and Abia record nine cases in their respective states.

Niger records seven cases, Gombe records three cases, while Borno, Bauchi, and Imo record ONE case of the deadly virus.

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The death numbers have gotten to 860 as of July 27, 2020. Since the inception of its first case in February, 18,203 patients have been discharged. As of July 26, 2020, a total of 266,323 samples have been tested in Nigeria.

Lagos state still remains the major center of the pandemic having a total of 14,636 confirmed cases with a total of 2,087 recovery cases.

FCT has the second lead with 3,525 cases while Oyo state has 2,599 confirmed cases, taking the third lead.

Edo state takes fourth place with 2,184 cases while Rivers state is following closely with 1,684 confirmed cases.

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