With 664 new infections, the number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria has increased to 31,987.
The Nigeria Disease Control Center (NCDC) released this in a tweet on Saturday night.
According to the agency, the new infections were registered in 17 states and in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Lagos maintained its leadership position with a total of 224 new infections, followed by FCT with 105 and Edo with 85 new cases.
Other states include Ondo with 64 new cases, Kaduna with 32, Imo with 27, Osun with 19, Plateau, Oyo and Ogun with 17 each, rivers with 14, Delta with 11, Adamawa with 10, Enugu with seven, Nassarawa with six, while three cases were recorded in the states of Gombe Abia and Ekiti.
The NCDC also noted that 13,103 people recovered from the virus and were discharged while the death toll in the country is 724.
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664 new cases of # COVID19Nigeria;
724 deaths pic.twitter.com/0270SaEJGU
– NCDC (@NCDCgov) July 11, 2020
See the complete analysis of cases by state.
Globally, the new coronavirus has killed at least 561,551 people since the outbreak in China last December, according to a count of official sources compiled by AFP on Saturday.
At least 12,580,980 cases of coronavirus have been reported in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 6,706,700 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 Friday, 5,318 new deaths and 217,531 new cases have been reported worldwide.
The countries with the highest number of deaths were Brazil, with 1,214 deaths, followed by the United States, with 888, and Mexico, with 665.
So far, the United States remains the hardest hit, with 134,430 deaths in 3,215,861 cases. At least 983,185 people have been declared recovered.
After the USA, the countries most affected are Brazil with 70,398 deaths in 1,800,827 cases, the United Kingdom with 44,798 deaths in 288,953 cases, Italy with 34,945 deaths in 242,827 cases and Mexico with 34,191 deaths in 289,174 cases.
The country with the highest mortality rate is Belgium, with 84 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by the United Kingdom, with 66, Spain 61, Italy 58 and Sweden 55.
To date, China – excluding Hong Kong and Macau – has reported 83,587 cases (2 new since Friday), including 4,634 deaths and 78,623 recoveries.
Europe has 202,231 deaths in 2,819,148 cases, the United States and Canada 143,239 deaths in 3,323,207 infections, Latin America and the Caribbean 141,015 deaths in 3,262,842 cases, Asia 42,161 deaths in 1,697,054 cases, Middle East 19,993 deaths in 905,810 cases, Africa 12,776 deaths in Africa 561,797 cases and Oceania 136 deaths out of 11,126 cases.
As a result of corrections by national authorities or late publication of data, the figures updated in the last 24 hours may not correspond exactly to the results of the previous day.