BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that 543 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) dotted the country’s landscape on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, taking the national tally to 38,344 cases.

According to statistics published on its verified Twitter handle late Wednesday night, the NCDC said eight (8) deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, thereby taking the fatality figure to 813 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory since the pandemic broke out in the country

In highlighting its reports for the day, the NCDC said: “On the 22nd of July 2020, 543 new confirmed cases and 8 deaths were recorded in Nigeria

“Till date, 38,344 cases have been confirmed, 15,815 cases have been discharged and 813 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)”

Also from the Centre’s breakdown of the 543 new cases reported from 15 states of the federation, Lagos returned to the pinnacle of daily infection figures with 180 cases followed by FCT at 86 and Kaduna with 56 cases.

Others include: Edo – (47), Ondo – (37), Kwara – (35), Ogun – (19), Rivers – (19), Kano – (17), Ebonyi – (16) Enugu – (16), Delta – (7), Bayelsa – (4), Bauchi – (3), and Abia – (1)

COVID-19 NIGERIA

SAMPLES TESTED

247,825

CONFIRMED CASES

38,344

ACTIVE CASES
21,716
DISCHARGED CASES

15,815

DEATH

813

CONFIRMED CASES BY STATE

States Affected

No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)

No. of Cases (on admission)

No. Discharged

No. of Deaths

Lagos

13,806

11,636

1,993

177

FCT

3,297

2,280

977

40

Oyo

2,219

1,079

1,120

20

Edo

2,064

667

1,325

72

Rivers

1,565

465

1,051

49

Kano

1,447

242

1,152

53

Delta

1,444

771

634

39

Kaduna

1,267

316

939

12

Ogun

1,203

263

917

23

Ondo

1,001

836

143

22

Plateau

762

395

349

18

Enugu

721

333

371

17

Ebonyi

715

119

576

20

Katsina

713

249

441

23

Kwara

707

505

188

14

Borno

603

47

521

35

Gombe

558

20

515

23

Bauchi

534

15

506

13

Abia

527

132

391

4

Imo

454

358

87

9

Osun

359

194

155

10

Bayelsa

326

100

205

21

Jigawa

322

3

308

11

Benue

294

235

53

6

Nasarawa

289

168

113

8

Akwa Ibom

176

52

121

3

Niger

166

45

112

9

Sokoto

153

0

137

16

Anambra

132

52

68

12

Adamawa

115

21

85

9

Kebbi

90

9

74

7

Ekiti

86

37

47

2

Zamfara

77

1

71

5

Yobe

64

3

53

8

Taraba

54

43

11

0

Cross River

29

25

3

1

Kogi

5

0

3

2

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