COVID-19 cases in sharp rise in Nigeria again, Adamawa leads Lagos

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COVID-19 cases rise in Nigeria

COVID-19 cases rise in Nigeria.

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

After weeks of respite, COVID-19 cases in Nigeria rose again on Thursday, with Adamawa State posting the highest figures among states.

Figures churned out by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, showed that 709 new cases were reported on Thursday with 12 deaths.

The new figures represented a rise from the 464 cases reported on Wednesday.

Adamawa State topped the chart with 180 new cases, representing a two-day report.

Lagos came second with 141 fresh cases, up from the 131 cases it recorded on Wednesday, while Ondo raked in 60 cases, up from the 23 cases it posted the previous day.

This took the total confirmed COVID-19 infections in Nigeria to 157,671, with 136,335 survivors discharged and 1,951 deaths reported so far.

Lagos accounted for four out of the 12 new deaths, to raise its death toll to 414.

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Rivers recorded two deaths, Ondo, FCT Abuja and Osun recorded a death each.

Adamawa accounted for the remaining three fatalities.

According to NCDC, “Till date, 157,671 cases have been confirmed, 136,335 cases have been discharged and 1,951 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory

The 709 new cases are reported from 21 states and Abuja.

See the breakdown below

Adamawa-180
Lagos-141
Ondo-60
Anambra-54
Rivers-41
Taraba-33
Edo-30
Abia-22
Kaduna-22
FCT-21
Akwa Ibom-20
Kano-20
Plateau-11
Ekiti-10
Kebbi-10
Nasarawa-10
Bayelsa-7
Ogun-5
Osun-5
Oyo-5
Gombe-1

157,671 confirmed
136,335 discharged
1,951 deaths