- Nigeria's Covid-19 cases have now exceeded 42,000 following the latest infections announced by the NCDC
- The new cases were recorded in 20 states, with Lagos, FCT and Rivers topping the chart
- With the new recorded infections, Nigeria now has 42,208 confirmed cases, 19,004 recoveries and 873 deaths
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 404 new cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria, shooting the total number of infections in the country to 42,208.
The new cases announced on the NCDC's official Twitter account on Wednesday evening, July 29, were recorded in 20 states with Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Rivers state occupying the first, second and third spots respectively.
With the latest report, Nigeria now has 42,208 confirmed cases, 19,004 recoveries and 873 deaths.
Legit.ng notes that the NCDC data indicates that 240 Covid-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours while five people have died during the same period.
Below is a breakdown of the cases:
Lagos - 106
FCT - 54
Rivers - 48
Plateau - 40
Edo - 29
Enugu - 21
Oyo - 20
Kano - 18
Ondo - 15
Ogun - 10
Ebonyi - 9
Ekiti - 8
Kaduna - 6
Cross River - 5
Kwara - 4
Anambra - 3
Delta - 3
Imo - 2
Nasarawa - 2
Borno - 1
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Meanwhile, the federal government has been urged by the Committee of Pro-Chancellors of Private Universities (CPCPU) to reopen private universities in the country within the next month.
Following the outbreak of Covid-19 in Nigeria, the country’s 78 private universities were shut alongside other educational institutions.
Tunde Olofintila, the head of corporate services of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, in a statement noted that the committee's demand was contained in the communiqué issued at the end of its emergency virtual meeting on Saturday, July 25.
The pro-chancellors further said that the failure to reopen private universities would kill the institutions in the country.
According to the communiqué, CPCPU said that private universities were ready to reopen having put in place all the necessary requirements and protocols to ensure a safe and secure campus.
The committee went on to state that the plea became very important because private universities had made sustained efforts to comply with the guidelines for the reopening as detailed in its template submitted to the Nigerian government.
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