The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria has continued to rise as the latest statistics provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control revealed the country now has a total of 30,249 confirmed cases.
On Wednesday, 460 new confirmed cases and 15 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
To date, 12,373 cases have been discharged and 684 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The Nigerian Center for Disease Control in a tweet Wednesday night said the new cases were reported in 21 states- Lagos (150); Rivers (49); Oyo (43); Delta (38); FCT (26); Anambra (20); Kano (20); Plateau (18); Edo (14); Bayelsa (13); Enugu (13); Osun (12); Kwara (10); Borno (8); Ogun (7); Kaduna (6); Imo (4); Bauchi (3); Gombe (3); Niger (2); Adamawa (1)
Lagos state recorded the highest number out of the fresh cases and still remains the epicentre for the disease in the country.
Data obtained from the NCDC’s website showed that Lagos recorded a total of 11,670 confirmed lab cases, 9,839 of which were recorded to be active.
Globally, the novel coronavirus has killed 552,129 people since the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by worldometer.
Over 12 million cases of coronavirus have been registered in 215 countries and territories. Of these, at least 7,070,229 have recovered from the dreaded virus.
The tallies, using data collected by WORLDOMETER from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.
Many countries are testing only symptomatic cases or the most serious ones.
As a result of corrections by national authorities or late publication of data, the figures updated over the past 24 hours may not correspond exactly to the previous day’s tallies.