By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA, Lagos
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s (NCDC) latest report is that 626 new cases of Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were detected in nineteen states of the country and its Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja on Thursday.
A list issued by NCDC on the areas affected on Thursday in the country by the worldwide pandemic is as follows: Lagos 193, FCT 85, Oyo 41, Edo 38, Kwara 34, Abia 31, Ogun 29, Ondo 28, Rivers 26, Osun 21, Akwa Ibom 18, Delta 18, Enugu 15, Kaduna 13, Plateau 11, Borno 8, Bauchi 7, Adamawa 5, Gombe 4 and Sokoto 1.
NCDC explained on its twitter account that as of 11.52 p.m. on 2nd July 2020, it had recorded a total of 27,110 confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.
Out of the total figure, 10,801 patients on admission in the country’s COVID-19 isolation centres had been discharged, while 616 persons who contracted the virus died, the Nigerian disease control agency said.