Coronavirus: NCDC Announces 555 New Cases As Nigeria’s Total Rises To 40,532
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday, July 26, 2020, announced 555 new coronavirus cases in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 40,532.
Of the new infections recorded, Lagos which is the epicenter of the disease in Nigeria recorded the highest number with 156 cases, followed by Kano and Ogun with 65 and 57 respectively.
Plateau recorded 54 more cases, 53 in Oyo, 43 in Benue, 30 in Abuja, 18 in Ondo, 16 in Kaduna, 13 each in Akwa Ibom and Gombe and 13 in Rivers state.
Other states where new cases were recorded are; Ekiti-9 Osun-8 Cross River-3 Borno-2 Edo-2 and Bayelsa-1.
NCDC took to their official Twitter page to make the announcement:
555 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
858 deaths pic.twitter.com/ERchB70Hm3
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) July 26, 2020
The NCDC’s update on Sunday showed that two coronavirus-related deaths were recorded, while 426 patients recovered from the disease.
The total number of coronavirus deaths in Nigeria now stands at 858, while the total of discharged cases rose to 17,374, following the release of 426 patients from treatment centres.