There were 555 new cases of the deadly coronavirus in Nigeria on Sunday, pushing the country’s cumulative COVID-19 tally to 40,532 on Monday. Also, on the day, 426 discharges and two deaths took place, taking the total number of discharges and death tolls thus far to 17,374 and 858 respectively.
The new cases according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) were recorded in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Lagos reports 156 new #COVID19 cases. The total number of cases in the state rises to 14456 infections followed by Kano and Ogun with 65 and 57 cases respectively.
The health agency also announces that Plateau also recorded 54 more cases, 53 in Oyo, 43 in Benue, 30 in Abuja, 18 in Ondo, 16 in Kaduna, 13 each in Akwa Ibom, and Gombe and 13 in Rivers state.
Other states where new cases were recorded are; Ekiti(9) Osun(8) Cross River(3) Borno(2) Edo(2) and Bayelsa(1).
The number of active cases in the country, meanwhile, reached 22,300. Also with a total of over 17,374 recoveries.
Lagos continues to be the worst-hit state in the country, followed by the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and Oyo respectively.
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