Nigeria's Covid-19 cases have hit 24,077 as of Sunday morning, June 28. However, the cases are not evenly distributed among the 36 states in the country and the FCT.
While some states have very high cases, some have few while one state, Cross River, is yet to record any case.
Overall, Nigeria has 14,894 active cases as 8,625 have been discharged after recovery while 558 people have died.
This piece highlights top 10 states with highest active Covid-19 cases, deaths and recoveries.
Top 10 states with highest active Covid-19 cases
1. Lagos - 8,370
2. Federal Capital Territory (FCT) - 1,154
3. Oyo - 788
4. Delta - 636
5. Edo - 633
6. Rivers - 438
7. Kano - 309
8. Kaduna - 268
9. Imo- 249
10. Katsina - 239
Top 10 states with highest active Covid-19 deaths
1. Lagos - 126
2. Kano - 51
3. Rivers - 38
4. Edo - 33
5. FCT - 32
6. Borno - 32
7. Delta - 22
8. Katsina - 22
9. Ondo - 19
10. Ogun - 17
Top 10 states with highest active Covid-19 recoveries
1. Lagos - 1,530
2. Kano - 835
3. Rivers - 574
4. FCT - 550
5. Ogun - 539
6. Oyo - 506
7. Bauchi - 424
8. Kaduna - 423
9. Borno - 418
10. Gombe - 344
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Meanwhile, as part of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Nigerian government has released an updated version of the guidelines required for reopening places of worship.
The updated guidelines which were released by the presidential task force on COVID-19 contains a list of safeguards that church and mosques should adhere to.
The federal ministry of information said the guidelines were needed to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
Some of the 16 COVID-19 preventive guidelines for churches include attending church only on Sundays, opening church from 5am to 8pm, holding multiple services with a maximum of one hour per session, and so on.
The guidelines for churches include: observing only five daily prayers and Friday prayers, holding Friday prayers and sermons for a maximum of one hour, sanitising all worship areas including taps, doorknobs, light switches, mandatory use of face masks by all, providing handwashing facilities and temperature checks, etc.
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