- NCDC has confirmed 575 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria
- This was announced on its Twitter page on the night of Friday, July 10
- The total numbers of deaths recorded in the country are now 709
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 575 new cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic as the total numbers now stand at 31,323.
Legit.ng reports that the NCDC released the newly recorded cases of the infectious disease via its official Twitter handle on the night of Friday, July 10.
The new cases were recorded in 18 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Lagos still topped the chart with 224 cases while Oyo and FCT followed with 85 and 68 cases respectively.
The latest NCDC report shows that Nigeria now has 31,323 cases of COVID-19, with 12,795 recoveries and 709 deaths.
Below is the state by state breakdown of the new cases:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Nigerians stranded in Mozambique, Mauritius, Madagascar and Saudi Arabia begged the federal government to evacuate them as compatriots from other countries are brought back home.
It was reported that this was coming as the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission announced that 270 stranded nationals departed Cairo for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The commission said the Nigerians are expected to arrive Abuja around 6:00 pm local time on Friday, July 10.
In another report, Governor Willie Obiano told residents of Anambra state that the number of COVID-19 cases in the state would likely increase in the coming weeks.
The governor made the disclosure on Friday, July 10, through the commissioner of information, Don-Adinuba.
He said in recent times there has been no significant rise of the disease in the state, pointing out the 20 cases reported by the NCDC days ago were based on samples taken over three weeks across the state.
Obiano disclosed that the state was planning to increase testing capacity after the commissioning of the mega laboratory at Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Awka.
He said the mega lab will be able to test 470 samples for COVID-19 simultaneously, thereby increasing the detection rate in the state.