Cases Surpass 42,000 as Nigeria Records 404 Fresh Infections


Nigeria recorded 404 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday bringing total confirmed infections to 42,208.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known via Twitter, noting that 873 associated fatalities have been reported so far.

It, however, stated that 19,004 patients have recovered from the virus upon treatment from the Federal Capital Territory Abuja and 35 states across the Federation.

The NCDC gave the state-by-state distribution of cases recorded in the country on Monday as, “Lagos (106), FCT (54), Rivers (48), Plateau (40), Edo (29), Enugu (21), Oyo (20), Kano (18), Ondo (15), Ogun (10), Ebonyi (9), Ekiti (8), Kaduna (6), Cross River (5), Kwara (4), Anambra (3), Delta (3), Imo (2), Nasarawa (2), Borno (1).”

Nigeria’s federal authorities have continued to announce regulations across the country even though many state governments have not been complying with the national response strategy of the NCDC.

Nigeria is Africa’s third most impacted country behind only South Africa and Egypt. The federal and state governments are working to increase testing as authorities stress that cases definitely far exceed the current tally.

In the month of June alone, Nigeria’s coronavirus cases grew by over 16,000 cases.


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