Nigeria Records 648 New COVID-19 Infections Cases
Today marks the fifth month since first confirmed COVID-19 case in Nigeria was announced on 27 February 2020, when an Italian citizen in Lagos tested positive for the virus.
The index case was confirmed by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, one of the two laboratories with the capacity to diagnose COVID-19 in Nigeria at the time.
With 648 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday, a total of 41,180 infections have now been recorded across the country.
According to the health agency, the numbers of recoveries currently stands at 18,203 with additional 829 patients discharged across the country on Monday.
However, two patients were confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications, raising the country’s current fatalities to 860
Data obtained via NCDC Twitter handle shows that, Lagos recorded the bulk of the new infections with 180 cases, while Plateau, FCT and Ondo confirmed 148, 44 and 42 new cases respectively.
Also 38 new cases of coronavirus infections were found in Kwara, Rivers had 32 cases, Oyo had 29, Kaduna reported 21, Osun confirmed 20, Edo and Ogun recorded 17 cases each.
Other states are, Ekiti-11, Kano-9, Benue-9, Delta-9, Abia-9, Niger-7, Gombe-3, Borno-1, Bauchi-1 and Imo-1
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has conducted about 266,323 tests since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced.
On the 27th of July 2020, 648 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
Till date, 41180 cases have been confirmed, 18203 cases have been discharged and 860 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
Confirmed Cases by State
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|