Nigeria adds 497 new COVID-19 cases, Lagos highest contributor with over 200 cases

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Health authorities reported 497 new coronavirus cases as the month of July ran out, however, no new death was recorded on Saturday

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the new positive infection in its update for July 31.

According to its latest data update, Lagos state, the epicentre of the pandemic in the country, recorded the most infections with 211 new cases.

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Akwa Ibom took the second position with 80 positive samples, followed by Kwara and Osun with 73 and 29 positive cases, respectively.

Other states include Oyo (17), Rivers (17), Cross River (15), Edo(14), Anambra (9), Ogun (8), Ekiti (6), Bayelsa (4), FCT(4), Plateau (4), Bauchi (2), Nasarawa (2), Kaduna (1) and Jigawa (1).

The new figure pushes Nigeria overall caseload to 173908, while a total of 164,994 people have recovered from the infection after the 16 patients were discharge across the isolation centre in the country after recovering.

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As the country didn’t record new fatalities, the coronavirus death toll was at 2,149, while its active cases increase to 6,755.

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