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Nigeria records increase in numbers of COVID-19 cases with Lagos state leading the table.

On Sunday, 18th July, 2021, The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC), reported 203 additional COVID-19 cases and one COVID-19 related death.

As stated on the official NCDC personal website, Lagos State led the chat with 186 news cases, higher than the 70 cases it recorded the previous day.

It was also noted that the recorded COVID-19 figures for other states were Edo-4, Oyo-4, Rivers-4, the FCT-3 and Kwara-2.

It stated that the report includes zero cases reported from Ekiti, Imo, Kano, Ogun, Ondo, Plateau, and Sokoto.

“Today’s data includes data from Oyo State for 16th July, 2021,” it said.

According to the report, till date, 169,532 cases have been confirmed, 164,699 cases discharged and 2,127 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The public health agency confirmed that the country has tested a total of over 2.3 million samples from its roughly 200 million population.

The NCDC added that a multi-sectoral National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.

The agency also disclosed that there are over 2,127 active cases across the country.

By: Nelson, Anuoluwapo Sharon

 

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