The number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria reached 25694 and the death toll inched towards 600-mark after fresh 561 cases and 17 fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours. Of the total cases, the number of active infections stood at 15358, while 9746 patients have recovered.
In this new report by the Nigeria center for disease control, Lagos recorded the highest number of new cases on Tuesday with 200, as Nigeria’s economic hub remains the most-hit state in the country.
Edo also recorded 119 new cases, followed by Kaduna and the FCT with 52 each, Niger with 32, Ogun with 19, Ondo with 16, Imo with 14, and Plateau with 11.
Eight new cases each were recorded in Abia and Oyo, seven in Bayelsa, six in Katsina, five in Kano, three each in Bauchi, Osun, and Kebbi, two in Borno, and one in Jigawa.
If reports are to be believed, Lagos, Abuja, Oyo, Kano, Edo, and Rivers constitute more than 80 percent of the total cases across the country.
344 people were also discharged on Tuesday after recovering from COVID-19. Also Read – Being Black; Never Deny Your Melanin
Meanwhile, the head of the World Health Organization has warned that the coronavirus pandemic is not even close to being over. It has now been six months since the first cases of a mysterious pneumonia-like illness were reported in Wuhan, China.
As the global death toll has reached 500,000 and the number of confirmed cases has soared to over 10 million, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said this is “a moment for all of us to reflect”, the BBC reported. But, he warned, the “worst is yet to come” adding that “with this kind of environment and conditions, we fear the worst”.