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Lagos COVID-19 cases near 15,000

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Written by Maritime First

…As Nigeria’s 404 new cases, shoot total infections to 42,208, deaths 873***

The number of COVID-19 cases in Lagos State now stands at 14,848, according to data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) also recorded 404  new COVID-19 cases in the country, as total infections from the virus rise to 42,208.

The NCDC announced the figure in its COVID-19 Situation Report for July 28.

It said that Lagos accounted for 212 new COVID-19 infections out of the 624 cases reported from 18 states on July 28.

“That brings the state’s total number of infections to 14,848,” NCDC said.

According to NCDC, Lagos have tested a total of 72,225 samples for COVID-19 as at July 28.

It said that out of the 272,748 COVID-19 sample tests conducted in the country, Lagos has conducted the highest number of sample tests.

On the chart list for the tests, Lagos was followed by Abuja with 29,891 tests, while Kano, Oyo and Edo states have conducted
29,762, 16,598 and 12,133 tests, respectively.

The health agency added that 25 patients, who were treated and had fully recovered, were discharged on the reported day, making
2,129 COVID-19 patients discharged in the state.

The Lagos remains the epicentre of Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases with 14,848 of the total 41,804 cases in the country

Also, data by the World Health Organisation Africa Region shows that there are 873,378 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the continent, with over 520,000 recoveries and 18,487 deaths.

Also read: NCDC’s 624 new COVID-19 cases jump total infections to 41,804, deaths 868

In a related development, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 404  new COVID-19 cases in the country, as total infections from the virus rise to 42,208.

The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Wednesday, noting that five more persons have died from the disease.

It said that with the discharge of additional 240 COVID-19 patients in the last 24 hours, Nigeria had now successfully treated 19,004 cases since it recorded the index case on Feb. 27.

It noted that the 404 new COVID-19 infections were reported from 20 states across the country.

The NCDC stated that the new cases were in Lagos (106), FCT (54), Rivers (48), Plateau (40), Edo ( 29), Enugu (21), Oyo (20),  Kano (18), Ondo (15) and Ogun (10).

Others were Ebonyi (9), Ekiti (8), Kaduna (6), Cross River (5), Kwara (4), Anambra and Delta (3 each), Imo and Nasarawa (2 each), and Borno (1).

According to the NCDC, 42,208 cases have been confirmed till date, 19,004 discharged and 873 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

It added that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) had been activated to continue to coordinate national response activities across the country.

The health agency stated that the rising number of COVID-19 cases in states across the country called for caution for Nigerians to avoid non-essential travels.

It noted that “travelling during the COVID-19 pandemic can increase your risk of getting infected.

“Take Responsibility and adhere to COVID-19 preventive measures.”

 

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