NCDC gives breakdown of coronavirus cases in states

NCDC gives breakdown of coronavirus cases in states

- Based on the NCDC's latest chart, Lagos remains the epicentre of coronavirus in Nigeria with 10910 cases

- Next on the list is the FCT which as at Friday, July 3, had 2080 confirmed infections

- At the bottom of the chart is Kogi with just five cases

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The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has published a breakdown of the situation of coronavirus pandemic cases in all affected states of the country.

From a chart on the NCDC's Twitter page, it is obvious that Lagos is leading other Nigerian states with 10910 cases.

Next on the chart is the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja which as at Friday, July 3, had 2080 confirmed infections.

NCDC gives breakdown of coronavirus cases in states

NCDC gives breakdown of coronavirus cases in states
Source: UGC

Following the FCT is Oyo state which for now has 1451 cases. A few days ago, a former governor of the state, Abiola Ajimobi, died of complications linked to the pandemic.

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The state at the bottom of the commission's chart is Kogi which has five cases for now.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the COVID-19 disease in Nigeria was being spread by young persons between the ages of 20 and 40, according to the NCDC.

Chikwe Ihekweazu, the director-general of the NCDC made the disclosure during a briefing in Abuja on Thursday, July 2.

He said although younger persons are spreading the virus, patients above 50 years are the highest fatality victims. The NCDC boss stated that it was obvious that COVID-19 transmission is high among younger people in Nigeria.

“As more people are infected across the world as you might have seen, ten million. It is increasingly obvious that there is high transmission among younger people, not children but people aged between 20 and 40 are really driving the spread of this virus. But those that are bearing the brunt of it are people aged 50 and above,” he said.

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He pointed out that three out of five people who die from COVID-19 are 50 years above. Ihekweazu said there was a need to protect the elderly from contracting the disease.

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