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Abuja records highest COVID-19 cases as Nigeria’s infections top 37,000

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday recorded the highest COVID-19 cases in Nigeria– with 102 patients as the country’s infections from the virus exceeded the 37, 000 mark. 

This comes according to the latest data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which revealed that the West African nation reported 562 fresh cases from the virus.

The new COVID-19 cases were recorded in 20 states and the FCT which brings the country’s total infections to 37, 225, according to the NCDC.

The agency said 100 fresh infections were reported in Nigeria’s COVID-19 epicentre – Lagos – with Plateau having 52 cases.

Other states with new cases for the day are Kwara – 50, Abia – 47,  Kaduna – 35,  Benue – 34,  Oyo – 26,  Ebonyi – 24,  Kano – 16, Niger – 15,  Anambra – 14, and Gombe – 12.

The rest cases for the day were found in  Edo – 11, Rivers – 6,  Nasarawa – 5,  Delta – 5,  Borno – 3,  Enugu – 2,  Bauchi – 2 and  Kebbi – 1.

Similarly, the NCDC data showed that of the number of persons infected with the virus in Nigeria,  15,333 have been discharged.

However, 21, 082 cases are still active with 801 deaths reported so far.

Lagos has the highest COVID-19 cases in Nigeria -13,538 – and is followed by the FCT with 3, 129 infections as of Monday, July 20th, 2020.

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