Nigeria Adds 490 New Confirmed Cases Of Covid-19 To Rising Tally



Nigeria witnessed an added number in statistical data of new coronavirus cases following announcement by  the  Nigeria Center for Disease Control(NCDC)  of  490 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on Sunday on its Twitter handle. With this latest development,  this  brings  the comprehensive  statistical  figures  of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 24,567 as at Sunday night.

From the data released by the NCDC,  seven persons died from the virus on Sunday culminating in a total number of confirmed deaths from COVID-19 to 565 while a total of 9,007  have been discharged.

However, there was a marginal decrease  in the statistical  number of official cases reported on Sunday (490) when juxtaposed with  what happened on Saturday, the previous day (779).

The NCDC  in a tweet Sunday  maintained that the new official cases were  in 20 states of the federation including the FCT . The affected states   are   Delta, Lagos,  Ebonyi, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Plateau, Edo, Katsina, Imo, Ondo, Adamawa, Osun, Ogun, Rivers, Kano, Enugu, Bauchi, Akwa Ibom, Kogi, Oyo and Bayelsa states.

It would be recalled that officially all states of the federation as well as the FCT (with the exception of Cross River state) have had, at least, a confirmed  case of COVID-19. Till date, it is only  Cross River state in south-south Nigeria  that has not officially posted a case of COVID-19.

The latest  490  confirmed new cases were officially posted from 21 states, including the FCT. The states are as follows:  Lagos (118), Delta (84), Ebonyi ( 68), FCT (56), Plateau (39), Edo( 29), Katsina (21), Imo( 13), Ondo(12), Adamawa( 11), Osun (8), Ogun ( 8), Rivers( 6), Kano(5), Enugu(3), Bauchi(3), Akwa Ibom( 3), Kogi(1), Oyo(1) and Bayelsa( 1).




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'Dotun Akintomide's journalism works intersect business, environment, politics and developmental issues. Among a number of local and international publications, his work has appeared in the New York Times. He's a winner of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Award. Currently, the Online Editor at The New Diplomat, Akintomide has produced reports that uniquely spoke to Nigeria's experience on Climate Change issues. When Akintomide is not writing, volunteering or working on a media project, you can find him seeing beautiful sites like the sandy beaches that bedecked the Lagos coastline.

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