- Nigeria's coronavirus cases are now officially 27,110 after confirmation of 626 new cases
- This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday, July 2
- Lagos state continues to take the lead with 193 new cases
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday, July 2 reported that there are 626 new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria.
The NCDC via its official Twitter account revealed that the new cases are as follows:
This means there are now 27,110 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. While 10,801 have been discharged, 616 people have died due to the viral disease.
Meanwhile, the federal government has warned Nigerians that they are more likely to contract coronavirus now than ever before.
This was stated by the national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu at a recent press briefing.
He said due to the expanding rate of community infections in the country, more Nigerians are at risk of contracting the virus.
“Now, more than ever before. If you go out, you are more likely to get COVID-19 than before. You’re at risk of acquiring COVID-19, because of the numbers we have now is more than three, four weeks ago when we had the lockdown,” he said.
In another development, the director-general of the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has adjudged the Emergency Operating Center (EOC) in Akwa Ibom state as the best in the country.
Dr Ihekweazu and officials of World Health Organisation (WHO), who were in the state on a working tour of health facilities over the weekend, commended the Akwa Ibom state government for its investment in healthcare and building institutional capacity to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
He expressed satisfaction over the facilities and quality of personnel available in the state and assured that the federal government and the PTF on COVID-19 will be pleased to deepen collaborations with the state.
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