Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases on Thursday crossed the 27, 000 mark as the country reported 626 new infections.
This is according to a tweet on the official handle of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Giving a breakdown of the new cases, the agency said they were recorded in 20 states in the West African country, bringing the total infections to 27,110.
Lagos State had the highest number of fresh infections for the day – 193 – and is followed by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with 85 cases of the virus with Oyo State having 41 persons infected.
Other states which had new infections are: Edo – 38, Kwara – 34, Abia – 31, Ogun – 29, Ondo – 28, Rivers – 26, and Osun – 21.
The remaining states with new cases for the day are: Akwa Ibom – 18, Delta – 18, Enugu – 15, Kaduna – 13, Plateau – 11, Borno – 8, Bauchi – 7, Adamawa – 5, Gombe – 4 and Sokoto – 1
According to the NCDC, Nigeria has also discharged 10,801 people with 616 deaths reported from the virus as of July 2nd, 2020.
The novel coronavirus has killed at least 517,416 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1900 GMT on Thursday.
At least 10,769,890 cases of coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 5,454,100 are now considered recovered.
The tallies, using data collected by AFP 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 or the most serious cases.
The United States is the worst-hit country with 128,421 deaths from 2,713,195 cases. At least 729,994 people have been declared recovered.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has said Nigeria may reverse the eased COVID-19 lockdown if cases continue to rise.