- Nigeria has recorded 562 new cases of coronavirus, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced
- The latest data released by the national health agency showed that FCT and Lagos lead with 102 and 100 cases respectively
- With this latest confirmation, Nigeria's total infections rate has risen to 37,225 with 15,333 recoveries and 801 deaths
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 562 confirmed new cases of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19 in the country.
According to NCDC, Nigeria now has 37,225 confirmed cases with 15,333 patients already recovered and discharged. The death toll also rose by 12 to 801 from 789 that was reported on Sunday, July 19.
In the latest figures released by the national health agency via its official Twitter handle late on Monday, July 20, the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja overtook Lagos on the table with the most cases of 102.
Lagos that is known as the epicentre of the pandemic comes in second with 100 cases. Plateau, Kwara, and Abia recorded 52, 50, and 47 cases respectively.
Below is a breakdown of the cases:
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria's foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama has tested positive to coronavirus.
The minister made the disclosure via his Twitter handle on Sunday, July 19. According to him, he had a throat irritation and he decided to get tested for the fourth time and it came back positive.
The minister revealed that he is now heading for isolation in a health facility while hoping for a full recovery. Onyeama's friend. Late Mallam Abba Kyari, died of the virus a few months ago.
In a related development, plenary and other activities at the Benue House of Assembly have been shut down following news of the coronavirus status of the speaker of the legislative body, Titus Uba.
Tertsea Gbiseh, the chairman of the House committee on information and orientation, has also been confirmed positive for the coronavirus, while the results of other members of the house are yet to be released.
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