- 624 new cases of Covid-19 were reported by NCDC on Tuesday
- This brings total confirmed infections to 41,804 with 18,764 recoveries
- Eight new deaths were also recorded as the fatality figure hits 868 deaths
624 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded on Tuesday, July 28, in eighteen states, bringing the total confirmed infections across the country to whopping 41,804.
The announcement was made by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) with Lagos state coming atop in the Tuesday's list with staggering 212 cases.
Oyo state followed its southwest brother with 69 new cases, while Niger came third on the log with 49 new infections.
The national disease control agency also reported 37 new cases in each of Kano and Osun states, as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja followed with 35.
34 fresh cases were reported in Plateau state, Gombe has 33 while both Edo and Enugu states have 28 cases each.
NCDC also reported 17 new infections in Ebonyi state, 10 in Delta, 9 in Katsina, 8 new cases in Ogun state and 7 in Rivers.
Ondo state recorded 5 new cases, 4 in Kaduna. Nasarawa state closed the log with the least number of cases - 2.
Meanwhile, eight new deaths were recorded on Tuesday as the fatality figure hits 868 deaths. 18,764 cases have been successfully managed and discharged.
Nigeria still continues to occupy third place on the Covid-19 log in Africa behind both South Africa and Egypt who have 459,761 and 92,947 respectively.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that NCDC has urged Nigerians to wear face masks as precautionary measures in curbing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The director-general of the health agency, Chikwe Ihekweazu, said this on Monday, July 27, in Abuja at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing.
Ihekweazu said most Nigerians lament that using face masks was stressful. He, however, noted that face masks were less cumbersome when compared to being on a ventilator.
He also advised Nigerians on the need to take responsibility by ensuring safety to ensure that their lives and those of their loved ones were preserved.
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