BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) late on Sunday night reported 544 confirmed new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the country.

With this number of fresh patients captured by the Centre, Nigeria’s total number of confirmed cases has now jumped to 28,711 in the last 24 hours.

The NCDC also announced on its official website that 11 new deaths were revorded on Sunday, July 5, 2020 with the fatality figure rising to 645 deaths across the country

Furthermore, the Centre confirmed that 11,665 cases have so far been treated and discharged from different isolation centres and hospitals nationwide

According to the NCDC; “On the 5th of July 2020, 544 new confirmed cases and 11 deaths were recorded in Nigeria

“No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.”

“Till date, 28711 cases have been confirmed, 11665 cases have been discharged and 645 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)”, the NCDC added

Of the 544 new cases reported from 19 states of the federation, Lagos state, the epicentre of the virus, led the pack with 199 infected individuals. This now takes its total number of confirmed cases to 11,244

The list also includes: Ebonyi – (65), Oyo – (47), Ondo – (46), Ogun – (31), Edo – (30), FCT – (28), Katsina – (25), and Plateau – (15).

Other states are: Bayelsa – (11), Kaduna – (10), Adamawa – (10), Akwa Ibom – (8), Gombe – (7), Kano – (4), Taraba – (3), Rivers – (2), Abia – (2) and Ekiti – (1)

COVID-19 Update: NCDC Reports 544 New Cases, Total Now 28,711

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28,711 confirmed
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645 deaths

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