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).