COVID-19 Cases Rise As Nigeria Records 91 New Infections

Nigeria has reported more COVID-19 cases, with Lagos state topping the infection list with 66 new cases.

The Nigerian Center for Disease Control reported 91 new cases and no COVID-19-related death on Tuesday as the deadly third wave virus continues to devastate Africa.

The NCDC said the 91 new cases represented an increase in infections from the 50 cases reported on July 4 from four states with no deaths.

It added that Lagos topped the list with 66 new coronavirus cases, more than the 31 cases registered on Monday.

NCDC found that other states Kwara (12), Rivers (four), Kaduna and Oyo were each three, Ekiti, Plateau and the FCT were each one.

To date, 168,000 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed, 164,405 patients have been discharged and 2,122 deaths have been recorded across the country.

Nigeria tested more than 2.3 million samples from its 200 million inhabitants, the health authority said.

It added that a cross-sectoral national emergency response center activated at level 2 continues to coordinate national response activities.

The agency announced that there were more than 1,400 active cases nationwide as of July 6.


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