- Nigeria has recorded 575 new cases of coronavirus, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed
- The latest data released by the health agency showed that Lagos state continues to lead with 123 cases
- With this latest confirmation, Nigeria's total infections rate has risen to 29,286 with 11,828 recoveries and 654 deaths
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Nigeria's total infection rate is inching close to 30,000 as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage throughout the world.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday, July 6, confirmed that the country recorded 575 new cases. This brings the total number of infections in the country to 29,286 with 11,828 recoveries, and 654 deaths.
The federal health agency in a tweet on its official handle at 11:34 pm disclosed that the disease spread across 19 states.
The data also shows that 163 people have recovered in the last 24 hours while nine people have died during the same period.
A breakdown of the new cases indicates that Lagos leads with 123 cases while the FCT and Delta states follow with 100 and 54 cases respectively.
Below is a breakdown of the cases in the 19 states affected:
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the federal government expressed worry over the rising positive cases of the virus among people in positions of authority.
The federal government expressed its concern through the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 led by Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.
Speaking on Monday, July 6, at a press briefing by the PTF, Mustapha described the situation as a threat to national security and governance.
The SGF charged all Nigerians to be vigilant, adding that recent developments had confirmed that COVID-19 does not discriminate or respect positions.
In a related development, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has recovered from COVID-19 after testing negative for the disease seven days after he was confirmed positive.
Akeredolu who disclosed this while speaking during a news briefing in Akure on Monday, July 6, confirmed that he received the all-clear after the results of his test came back negative.
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