- 503 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Nigeria
- NCDC announced the new infections in a tweet on Tuesday, July 7
- 15 new deaths were also reported as Nigeria's Covid-19 cases hit 29,879 with 669 fatalities
Nigeria's Covid-19 is now a step closer to 30,000 threshold after 503 new cases were reported on Tuesday, July 7, in what brought the total infection figure in the country to 29,879.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which announced the new infections in a tweet on Tuesday, 153 new cases were discovered in Lagos with Ondo state coming behind with 76 new cases.
Edo came third on the log with 54 new infections while the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja trailed behind the south-south state with 41 cases.
Fresh 37 cases were reported in Enugu, 30 reported in Rivers state. Benue has 24 new infections while Osun state followed with 20 cases.
The disease control agency also reported 15 cases in Kaduna, 13 in Kwara, 9 cases in Abia state, 8 cases were reported in Borno.
NCDC also announced 6 cases in Plateau and 5 in Tabara. 3 cases were recorded in each of Ogun and Kano states.
Two cases were reported in both Kebbi and Nasarawa states each while NCDC announced one case in each of Bayelsa and Gombe.
Total 12,108 patients have been successfully discharged while the fatality figure hit 669 as the agency announced 15 new deaths.
In Africa, Nigeria still clinched to its third position behind both South Africa and Egypt who have been the most affected countries on the continent since its outbreak.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that if you are COVID-19 positive, but show no symptoms, do not go to treatment centres, Nigeria's health minister Dr Osagie Ehanire has appealed to citizens.
The minister urged Nigerians, especially those who have contracted the virus, to cooperate with health officials and understand that the measures taken are for the protection and is in the interest of the public.
He disclosed this at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Press Briefing held on Monday, July 6, 2020, according to a statement signed by the ministry's spokesperson Olujimi Oyetomi.
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