Covid-19 Update: Nigeria records 123 new cases


With 123 new COVID-19 cases announces by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), total infections from the deadly virus rose to 169,329 as of July 17.

The new cases were recorded in eight states, according to the agency’s update on its official website on Sunday morning.

The NCDC said Saturday’s update includes data from Akwa Ibom for July 16 (10 cases) and July 17 (8 cases).

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Lagos state topped the infection chart with 70 new positive samples, followed by Akwa Ibom with 18 cases, and Ogun with 10.

Other states that recorded fresh infections are Oyo (8), Rivers (8), Ekiti (4), FCT (4), and Bayelsa (1).

The NCDC, however, said there with no COVID-19 related death arising from the new cases.

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According to the agency data, to date 169,329 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed nationwide, 164,672 patients discharged and 2,126 deaths recorded.

A total of 2.36 million tests had been carried out as of July 16, compared to 2.32 million tests a day earlier.

The NCDC added that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, is coordinating national response activities.

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The public health institution said that COVID-19 active cases stood at more than 2,000.

Lagos accounts for the highest figure of fatalities with 456 deaths, followed by Edo and the federal capital territory (FCT), with 185 and 168 deaths, respectively.


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