NCDC confirms 357 new COVID-19 cases


Nigeria has confirmed 357 new cases of COVID-19, as the virus resurfaces in parts of the country.

The number of new cases has continued to rise as authorities have yet to reinstate the lax measures put in place to combat the disease’s spread.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) explained in a tweet on Tuesday that the new infections were confirmed between July 9 and 11.

According to the report, these incidents occurred in five states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Lagos State had the most infections (292), followed by Yobe (25), Rivers (20), FCT (11), Kano (7), and Delta (2).

According to the NCDC, four states comprising Abia, Kaduna, Plateau, and Sokoto recorded zero cases within the period.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 258,874 since the first COVID-19 case was reported in late February 2020.

Of the confirmed cases, 250,456 people have been discharged while the number of those who died from complications relating to the disease stands at 3,144.

Read the tweet below: