BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – After weeks of disputatious engagements, Cross River State has officially lost its prized COVID-19 free status on a day that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 575 new infections across the country.
With reports of five (5) confirmed cases as earlier disclosed by the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) on Friday, July 3, 2020, the NCDC said Nigeria’s tally currently stands at 29,286 cases.
According to statistics captured on NCDC’s official website late on Monday night, Cross River was reported as one new State with a confirmed case in the last 24 hours.
In confirming the infections reported from the South South State; the NCDC said; “One new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.”
The Centre also stated that nine new fatalities were recorded on Monday, July 6, 2020 which now brings the figure nationwide to 654 deaths.
Offering further updates on the virus, the NCDC said; “On the 6th of July 2020, 575 new confirmed cases and 9 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.”
In addition, it stated thus: “Till date, 29286 cases have been confirmed, 11828 cases have been discharged and 654 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).”
Of the 575 new cases reported from 20 states across the country, the figures indicated the following: Lagos – (123), FCT – (100), Delta – (58), Edo – (52), Ogun – (42), Katsina – (24), Bayelsa – (23) and Rivers – (22).
The list also include: Borno – (19), Plateau – (18), Ondo – (18), Oyo – (17), Kwara – (15), Osun – (13), Enugu – (9), Nasarawa – (7), Abia – (6), Cross River – (5), Kaduna – (3) and Ekiti – (1)
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