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Nigeria Records Highest COVID-19 Cases In Five Months

Nigeria has continued to witness an increase in coronavirus cases since the beginning of the week with 558 new infections confirmed on Thursday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its latest update said the new cases were recorded from 15 states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

This latest figure reported by the NCDC on July 29 is the highest in almost five months.

The last time Nigerians had a daily figure higher than 558 was on March 4, 2021, when a total of 708 were confirmed.

In what appears that the country was already slipping into the third wave of the pandemic, Lagos state reported 376 new infections.

Lagos was followed by Oyo which had 33 more cases, Akwa Ibom where 26 new cases were reported, and the FCT which reported 22 fresh infections.

Other states included Imo – 15, Bayelsa – 13, Ekiti – 13, Kano – 12, Ogun – 11, Plateau – 11, Delta – nine, Jigawa – six, Rivers – four, Zamfara – four, Edo – two, and Ebonyi – one.

The agency said two deaths were recorded on Thursday, this brings the total number of fatalities to 2,141 .

Since the first case in late February 2020, the NCDC has confirmed a total of 178, 821 cases in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) while 164, 930 people have recovered from the disease

See the breakdown of cases according to states below:

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 63,263 4,292 58,515 456
FCT 19,978 68 19,741 169
Kaduna 9,141 11 9,065 65
Plateau 9,102 37 9,008 57
Rivers 7,573 134 7,337 102
Oyo 7,058 159 6,768 131
Edo 4,934 21 4,728 185
Ogun 4,757 43 4,659 55
Kano 4,028 22 3,896 110
Ondo 3,534 40 3,428 66
Kwara 3,162 39 3,068 55
Delta 2,672 44 2,556 72
Osun 2,588 16 2,520 52
Enugu 2,490 16 2,445 29
Akwa Ibom 2,416 466 1,926 24
Nasarawa 2,389 5 2,345 39
Gombe 2,129 12 2,073 44
Katsina 2,114 25 2,055 34
Ebonyi 2,040 6 2,002 32
Anambra 1,909 64 1,826 19
Abia 1,700 -1 1,679 22
Imo 1,682 21 1,624 37
Bauchi 1,551 1 1,533 17
Benue 1,366 15 1,327 24
Borno 1,344 1 1,305 38
Adamawa 1,134 4 1,098 32
Taraba 1,001 0 977 24
Ekiti 949 68 870 11
Niger 935 5 913 17
Bayelsa 933 27 880 26
Sokoto 786 11 747 28
Jigawa 557 20 521 16
Yobe 499 0 490 9
Kebbi 450 42 392 16
Cross River 404 2 384 18
Zamfara 248 4 236 8
Kogi 5 0 3 25

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