COVID-19: Lagos Leads As NCDC Confirms 332 New Cases

Nigeria’s commercial capital city, Lagos State, is driving Nigeria’s latest COVID-19 surge as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 332 additional infections between June 25 and June 29.

The NCDC made this known via its official website on Thursday, saying that out of the 332 new infections recorded, Lagos had 251 cases, while Rivers state reported 50 additional cases.

It said the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and three other states contributed the remaining figure.

The Centre said the latest cases had increased the country’s infection toll to 257,290, while the fatality toll still stood at 3,144.

The NCDC website, in its breakdown of the latest infections, showed that Lagos State had continued to maintain the first position with a huge gap in the country.

Of the 257,290 total cases recorded since the outbreak of the pandemic in February 2020, Lagos State confirmed 100,376 infections followed by the FCT and the Rivers with 28,759 and 16,811 respectively.

It also stated that 3,917 people were currently down with the virus, while 250,229 people had been treated and discharged nationwide since the outbreak in 2020.

The agency said that FCT came third on the log with 21 infections.

While Kano State in the North-west logged seven cases, Delta reported two and Oyo confirmed one respectively.

The Public Health Institute said that eight states, Bayelsa, Ekiti, Kaduna, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Plateau and Sokoto recorded zero cases.

NAN

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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