Nigeria's Covid-19 cases exceed 11,000 on Wednesday, June 3, after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 348 new cases.
Nigeria now has the third-highest Covid-19 cases in Africa, trailing South Africa and Egypt that have over 30,000 and 20,000 cases respectively.
Thirty-five states in the country and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, have all recorded confirmed cases while Cross River, a state in the south-south, remains the only one with no case, as of the time of filing this report.
This piece provides a state-by-state breakdown of the confirmed Covid-19 cases, according to the latest data from the NCDC.
Lagos state has the highest confirmed cases with 5,440 infections out of which 4,495 are active while 878 have been discharged. Sixty-seven (67) people have died of Covid-19 in the state.
The state with the least cases is Kogi, with just three infections and no death.
So far, Nigeria has 11,166 confirmed cases, 7,522 active cases, 3,329 recoveries and 315 deaths. Some 69,801 samples have been tested so far.
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Meanwhile, about 812 health workers in Nigeria have been infected with the COVID-19 virus, the federal government has said.
Chikwe Ihekweazu, the director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made the disclosure on Tuesday, June 2, at a briefing in Abuja.
He said 29 out of the infected health workers are from the NCDC. Ihekweazu stated that the government has distributed over 40,000 pieces of complete Personal protective equipment (PPE) to health workers, adding that it will continue to distribute PPE to health workers.
He pointed out that Nigeria now has the third-highest number of confirmed COVID19 cases in Africa behind South Africa and Egypt. Ihekweazu said the NCDC has increased its testing capacity.
In another report, the epicentre of coronavirus in Nigeria, Lagos, is battling tooth and nail with the pandemic and the harsh economic and social consequences that comes with it.
On his Twitter page the commissioner for health in the state, Akin Abayomi, revealed that Lagos recorded eight deaths from the virus on Monday, June 1.
Before this, Abayomi had disclosed that nine coronavirus patients died in the state on Sunday, May 31, bringing the total number of mortality to 67.
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