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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 388 New Cases, Eight Deaths

A file photo of a healthcare worker holding a COVID-19 test kit. TARSO SARRAF / AFP

 

Nigeria on Sunday recorded 388 new cases of COVID-19 and eight deaths, according to data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

According to the NCDC, the cases were reported in 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Lagos topped the list with 166 new infections, with Akwa Ibom (89) and Rivers (76) trailing behind.

Other states with new cases include Oyo (15), Edo (12), Benue (11), Delta (7), FCT (4), Ogun (4), Kaduna (2), Gombe (1) and Nasarawa (1).

NCDC put the nation’s total infection figure at 187,023, discharged patients at 168,455 while the fatality figure is now at 2,268.

As of Sunday morning, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Nigeria had risen to 16,055 from less than 2,000 in June.

The increasing number of COVID-19 cases comes amid a strike by resident doctors over unpaid benefits.

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GLOBAL UPDATE

The COVID-19 virus has killed at least 4,423,173 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1000 GMT on Sunday.

At least 211,307,660 cases of the COVID-19 virus have been registered. The vast majority have recovered, though some have continued to experience symptoms weeks or even months later.

The figures are based on daily reports provided by health authorities in each country. They exclude revisions made by other statistical organisations, which show that the number of deaths is much higher.

The World Health Organization estimates that the pandemic’s overall toll could be two to three times higher than official records, due to the excess mortality that is directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19.

A large number of the less severe or asymptomatic cases also remain undetected, despite intensified testing in many countries.

 

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 70,640 11,608 58,561 471
FCT 20,366 318 19,874 174
Rivers 9,441 1,208 8,121 112
Kaduna 9,205 13 9,126 66
Plateau 9,135 23 9,055 57
Oyo 7,776 492 7,129 155
Ogun 5,181 302 4,806 73
Edo 5,113 132 4,792 189
Kano 4,036 8 3,918 110
Ondo 3,810 217 3,523 70
Akwa Ibom 3,739 764 2,943 32
Kwara 3,435 310 3,068 57
Delta 2,802 171 2,556 75
Osun 2,667 22 2,573 72
Enugu 2,540 10 2,501 29
Nasarawa 2,413 29 2,345 39
Gombe 2,235 34 2,157 44
Katsina 2,164 29 2,100 35
Ebonyi 2,047 12 2,003 32
Anambra 2,043 56 1,968 19
Abia 1,791 8 1,760 23
Imo 1,697 14 1,645 38
Bauchi 1,553 2 1,534 17
Benue 1,395 44 1,327 24
Borno 1,344 1 1,305 38
Ekiti 1,280 263 1,002 15
Adamawa 1,134 4 1,098 32
Taraba 1,059 30 1,005 24
Bayelsa 985 39 920 26
Niger 964 30 914 20
Sokoto 794 4 762 28
Jigawa 562 25 521 16
Yobe 501 2 490 9
Cross River 470 27 422 21
Kebbi 450 42 392 16
Zamfara 251 7 236 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2
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