Rivers displace Lagos as Nigeria records 10 deaths and 835 new cases

In one of the very rare situations, Rivers State, south-south Nigeria, ousted the epicenter of the country’s coronavirus pandemic, Lagos state, on Thursday to take first place on the daily chart of new infections.

While the state recorded 263 cases, Lagos recorded 217 new cases to occupy the second slot.

And in another surprising way, Oyo state, which finished third, reported more than 100 cases on Thursday.

The details were released on Thursday evening by the. divided Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on his official Facebook page.

The disease center added that there were 10 additional deaths in the past 24 hours and found that the new infections were reported in 19 states and the federal capital area.

The data shows that total Nigerian infections from the new cases rose to 189,715, while the death toll rose to 2,298 from 2,288 24 hours earlier.

The agency also found that the country had successfully treated and discharged 169,626 COVID-19 cases, despite 17,791 still suffering from the disease.


Apart from the states of Rivers and Lagos, which took the first two places, Oyo ranked third with its unusually high daily number of and Oyo of 128 cases, while Edo and Kwara followed with 45 and 42 cases respectively.

The FCT recorded 37 cases, followed by two states in the southwest – Ekiti and Ogun, which recorded 35 and 13 cases, respectively.

Akwa Ibom in the south-south and Imo state in the southeast recorded 11 cases each, followed by Bayelsa state with 10 cases.

Plateau state recorded seven cases, while Delta state reported four and Kaduna state reported three cases.

The graph also showed that three states, Benue, Niger, and Sokoto, registered two cases each, as did Abia, Ebonyi, and Nasarawa only registered one case each.

The center added that Nigeria tested over 2.5 million samples from an estimated 200 million people.

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