• Error on country’s tally

  • Death toll reaches 669

BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. (NCDC) confirmed late Tuesday night that Nigeria’s coronavirus (COVID-19) cases of moved to 29,789 following 503 new infections reported countrywide.

However, conflicting figures trailed reportage of the country’s total cases on its official twitter handle. While figure on the highlighted chart indicated 29,789, the write-up in its body text reported 29,879 cases.

Notwithstanding the the observable error in calculating the numbers, the NCDC said in its latest update on the virus that 15 deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hours bringing the total fatality figure to 669 deaths since the virus broke out in Nigeria.

It explained that 669 deaths are recorded in all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Similarly, the Centre also announced that 12,108 cases have been successfully treated and discharged from the various isolation centres and accredited hospitals nationwide.

The NCDC said; “On the 7th of July 2020, 503 new confirmed cases and 15 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

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

“Till date, 29,879 cases have been confirmed, 12,108 cases have been discharged and 669 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”

As the epicentre of the virus, Lagos recorded 153 of the 503 fresh cases reported from 20 states of the federation, with Ondo at 76; Edo – 54; FCT – 41; Enugu – 37; Rivers – 30; and Benue – 24.

Others on the list are: Osun – (20), Kaduna – (15), Kwara – (13), Abia – (9), Borno – (8), Plateau – (6),Taraba – (5), Ogun – (3), Kano – (3), Kebbi – (2), Nasarawa – (2), Bayelsa – (1), and Gombe – (1)

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29,879 confirmed
12,108 discharged
669 deaths


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