BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday night released a figure of 28,167 as the total number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases so far detected in the country.
Giving the latest highlights on its official twitter handle, the NCDC said aside the 603 new cases that swelled the nation’s tally towards the 30,000 mark, six (6) deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hours.
According to the Centre, “On the 4th of July 2020, 603 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.”
Despite worrying issues coming out of Cross River State where the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) hints on likely COVID-19 cases, the NCDC said on Saturday night that “No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.”
Furthermore, the Centre explained that; “Till date, 28167 cases have been confirmed, 11462 cases have been discharged and 634 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).”
It stated that of the 603 new cases reported from 19 states of the federation, Lagos came up with (135) cases; Edo – (87), FCT – (73), Rivers – (67), Delta – (62), and Ogun – (47).
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