Nigeria's COVID-19 cases worsen with country reporting 544 new infections – television channels

A chart published by the Nigeria Disease Control Center on July 5, 2020, showing the country's COVID-19 statistics. [email protected]

Nigeria's COVID-19 cases continued to rise when the country registered 544 new infections on Sunday.

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This is according to a tweet from the Nigeria Disease Control Center (NCDC), which says the new number brings the total number of confirmed cases in the West African country to 28,711.

The agency said new cases of COVID-19 were reported in 18 states across the country and in the federal capital with the state of Lagos with the highest number of infections on Sunday – 199.

Other states that have had new cases of COVID-19 include Ebonyi – 65, Oyo – 47, Ondo – 46, Ogun – 31, Edo – 30, FCT – 28, Katsina – 25 and Plateau – 15.

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The rest are: Bayelsa – 11, Kaduna – 10, Adamawa – 10, Akwa Ibom – 8, Gombe – 7, Kano – 4, Taraba – 3, Rios -2, Abia – 2, Ekiti -1.

So far, 11,665 people who have contracted the virus have been discharged in Nigeria, with 645 reported deaths, according to the NCDC.

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Of the total number of confirmed infections in the country, Lagos leads with 11,244 of which 9,436 are still active, while 1,676 have recovered from the virus.

FCT is next – 2,181 cases – while Oyo State is third and has 1,513 people with the virus, the NCDC data showed.

Go global

The new coronavirus has killed at least 531,789 people since the outbreak in China last December, according to a count of official sources compiled by AFP at 1900 GMT on Sunday.

At least 11,343,890 cases of coronavirus have been reported in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 5,906,500 are now considered recovered.

The records, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.

Many countries are testing only symptomatic or more severe cases.

Since 1900 GMT on Saturday, 4,205 new deaths and 182,459 new cases have been reported worldwide. The countries with the most deaths were Brazil with 1,091 new deaths, followed by India with 613 and Mexico with 523.

The United States is the hardest hit, with 129,718 deaths in 2,852,807 cases. At least 894,325 people have been declared recovered.

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