By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA, Lagos
In Nigeria, the raging global Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) struck 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja on 31st July 2020.
A list released by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed that the pandemic was detected in the following parts of the country: FCT Abuja 93, Lagos 78, Plateau 64, Kaduna 54, Oyo 47, Ondo 32, Adamawa 23, Bauchi 19, Rivers 9, Ogun 9, Delta 9, Edo 7, Kano 6, Enugu 6, Nasarawa 5 and Osun 1.
NCDC reported that as of 11.27 p.m. on Friday, 31st July 2020 Nigeria had recorded a total of 43,151 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the index case was identified in the country.
According to the Nigerian disease control agency, out of the total number, 19,565 people who tested positive for the worldwide illness have been treated and discharged from the nation’s COVID-19 isolation centres, while 879 persons who were infected by the virus have died in the country.