Breaking: 595 new COVID-19 cases, nine deaths confirmed in Nigeria

July 17, 2020
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<!– Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu is the Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) –>

Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu Director General, NCDC

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Thursday confirmed 595 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths in the nation.

With the figures, Nigeria’s COVID-19 caseload stands at 34,854, with 769 deaths and 14,292 recoveries.

According to the NCDC, the new cases were confirmed in 24 states of the federation, with Lagos taking the lead as usual with 156 fresh infections, but lower than the 230 cases it recorded on Wednesday.

Other States that recorded high figures are: Ondo (95), Rivers (53), Abia (43), Oyo (38), Enugu (29), Edo (24), FCT(23), and Kaduna (20).

Others are: Akwa Ibom (17), Anambra (17), Osun (17), Ogun (14), Kano (13), Imo (11), Delta (6), Ekiti (5), Gombe (4), Plateau (4), Cross River (2), Adamawa (1), Bauchi (1), Jigawa (1), Yobe (1)

“On the 16th of July, 2020, 595 new confirmed cases and 9 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 34,854 cases have been confirmed, 14,292 cases have been discharged and 769 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory,” NCDC said on its website.

How they Stand

Lagos-156
Ondo-95
Rivers-53
Abia-43
Oyo-38
Enugu-29
Edo-24
FCT-23
Kaduna-20
Akwa Ibom-17
Anambra-17
Osun-17
Ogun-14
Kano-13
Imo-11
Delta-6
Ekiti-5
Gombe-4
Plateau-4
Cross River-2
Adamawa-1
Bauchi-1
Jigawa-1
Yobe-1

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