Oyo, Edo, 2 others overtake Kano on NCDC’s infection chart
BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday night reported 463 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, confirming the Federal Government’s fears of daily spike in the virus infection nationwide.
The Centre posted on its official website that the latest figure has now taken Nigeria’s total to 33,616 cases in the last 24 hours.
This is as the NCDC also reported that 10 patients lost their lives within the day, thereby raising the fatality figure to 754 deaths across all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
It us however not all gloomy as the health agency reported that so far a total of 13,792 cases have been successfully treated and discharged from various Isolation Centres and hospitals in the country.
By the NCDC’s current statistics; “On the 14th of July 2020, 463 new confirmed cases and 10 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
“Till date, 33,616 cases have been confirmed, 13,792 cases have been discharged and 754 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”
For the 463 new cases reported from 17 states of the federation, the figures are as follows: Lagos (128), Kwara (92), Enugu (39), Delta (33), Edo (29), Plateau (28), and Kaduna (23).
Others include: Oyo (15), Ogun (14), Osun (14), FCT (12), Ondo (9), Rivers (9), Abia (8), Bayelsa (5), Ekiti (3), and Borno (2).
Meanwhile, aside Lagos as the virus epicentre and the FCT that are placed first and second on NCDC’s official infection chart, Oyo State in the South West and three South South states of Edo, Rivers and Delta have all overtaken Kano in the number of confirmed cases.
Oyo is currently in third position with a total of 1,882 cases followed by Edo – 1,807; Rivers – 1,397; and Delta – 1,392 while Kano state now occupies the seventh position with 1,314 cases.