By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA, Lagos
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday announced it detected 571 new cases of Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria.
The virus attacked nineteen states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, according to the list released by the disease control centre.
The affected places are: Lagos 152, Ebonyi 108, Edo 53, Ondo 46, FCT 38, Oyo 20, Kwara 19, Plateau 17, Osun 14, Bayelsa 14, Ekiti 14, Katsina 14, Akwa Ibom 11, Kaduna 11, Rivers 11, Niger 10, Ogun 7, Kano 6, Cross River 4 and Bauchi 2.
NCDC reported on Twitter that as of 11.21 p.m. on Sunday, 12th July 2020 Nigeria has had a total of 32,558 confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic since it recorded the index case.
The Nigerian disease control agency said that out of the total, 13,447 people who were infected with the global virus in the country had been treated and discharged from the nation’s isolation centres, while 740 persons who contracted the disease died.