COVID-19: Over 25000 Reported Cases With 566 New Infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has diclosed 566 new cases of COVID-19.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 25,133

8 COVID-19 related deaths were also recorded from the virus on Monday, which brings the total number of confirmed deaths to 573.

There was an increase in the number of confirmed cases reported on Monday (566) compared to what was reported on Sunday (490).

NCDC via its Twitter handle on Monday night revealed that the new cases were reported in 20 states.

These states are: Lagos, Oyo, Delta, Delta, Ebonyi, Plateau, Ondo, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Ogun, , Edo, Imo, Bayelsa, Benue, Gombe, Kano, Kaduna, Osun, Nasarawa, Borno, Katsina, and Anambra states.

As at press time, 35 states and the FCT have recorded at least a case of the disease. While Cross River, is yet to officially report any case of the virus although there are controversies in that regard.

“Till date, 25, 133 cases have been confirmed, 9, 402 cases have been discharged and 573 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory” the NCDC stated.

The 456 new cases were reported from 20 states: Lagos – 166, Oyo – 66, Delta – 53, Ebonyi – 43, Plateau – 34, Ondo – 32, FCT – 26, Ogun – 25, Edo – 25, Imo – 15, Bayelsa – 13, Benue – 12, Gombe – 11, Kano – 11, Kaduna – 11, Osun – 8, Nasarawa – 7, Borno – 5, Katsina – 2 and Anambra – 2.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria in February, NCDC stated that, 132,304 samples have been tested.

There are 15, 255 active cases of COVID-19 in the country, while 9,402 have recovered and have been discharged.

A breakdown of the 25, 231 confirmed cases shows that Lagos State has so far reported 10, 310 cases, followed by FCT – 1,818, Oyo – 1, 372, Kano – 1, 211, Rivers – 1, 056, Edo – 986, Delta – 965, Ogun –807, Kaduna – 703, Katsina – 549, Bauchi – 500, Gombe – 503, Borno – 491, Ebonyi – 481, Plateau – 405, Jigawa – 317, Imo – 318, Abia – 302, Enugu – 261, Ondo – 308, Kwara – 217, Nasarawa – 213, Bayelsa – 211, Sokoto – 151, Osun – 124, Akwa Ibom – 86, Adamawa – 84, Niger – 84, Kebbi – 76, Zamfara – 76, Anambra – 73, Yobe – 59, Benue – 59, Ekiti – 43, Taraba!- 19 and Kogi – 4.

Despite the fact that COVID-19 cases are on the rise, Nigeria on Monday further reopened its economy as it lifted the ban on interstate travels and opened its airports for domestic flights.

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