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Health News of Sunday, 26 July 2020


Nigeria records 438 new COVID-19 cases, toll rises to 39,977

Nigeria recorded 438 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 deaths on Saturday, the Nigeria Center for DIsease COntrol (NCDC) has said.

This brings the total number of cases in the country to a total of 39,977, according to the NCDC's statement on its official Twitter account.

A breakdown of the new cases, confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease and Control, shows that Lagos recorded 123 new cases with Kaduna State trailing it with 50 cases.

Rivers State saw its infections rise by 40, Edo 37, Adamawa 25, and Oyo 20. Nasarawa State recorded 16 cases, while Osun and Enugu states recorded 15 cases each.

There were 14 new infections in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, 13 each in Ekiti and Ondo states, 11 in Ebonyi, 10 in Katsina, nine in Abia, eight in Delta, and four in Kwara.

Ogun, Cross River, Kano, and Bauchi states confirmed three more cases each, Yobe two, while Sokoto and Niger states had a case each.

The NCDC revealed thatr the cpintry has since dischared a total of 16,948 COVID-19 patients, 856 casualities reported and 22,173 active cases left.

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