Coronavirus: NCDC announces 201 new COVID-19 cases, total now 58,848

Coronavirus: NCDC announces 201 new COVID-19 cases, total now 58,848

- Nigeria's Covid-19 cases are inching towards 60,000 cases as the NCDC announced 201 new infections on Wednesday

- Lagos leads the chart with 77 cases while Rivers and Plateau follow with 37 and 25 cases respectively

- So far, Nigeria has recorded 58,848 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 50,358 recoveries and 1,112 deaths

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 201 new cases of Covid-19 in the country, taking the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 58,848.

The new cases which were announced by the disease control agency on Wednesday night, September 30, were recorded in 13 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Legit.ng notes that Lagos leads the chart with 77 cases while Rivers and Plateau follow with 37 and 25 cases respectively.

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Coronavirus: NCDC announces 201 new COVID-19 cases, total now 58,848

Coronavirus: NCDC announces 201 new COVID-19 cases, total now 58,848. Photo sources: NCDC
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So far, Nigeria has recorded 58,848 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 50,358 recoveries and 1,112 deaths, according to the NCDC data.

See the state by state breakdown of the new cases below:

Lagos - 77

Rivers - 37

Plateau - 25

FCT - 13

Kaduna - 12

Ogun - 12

Adamawa - 8

Taraba - 7

Imo - 4

Kwara - 2

Osun - 2

Abia - 1

Oyo - 1

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Meanwhile, following the resumption of both public and private secondary and primary schools in some states across the country, the federal government has warned that the cases of COVID-19 may be on the rise.

The minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, on Tuesday, September 29, said the government feared a likely surge in coronavirus cases in the country.

Legit.ng gathered that he said this in Abuja at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

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In another report, a student of Covenant University has accused the management of the school of flouting government guidelines on school reopening.

The Ogun government had mandated all higher institutions in the state to test their students for COVID-19 before being allowed in the school premises.

The lady with the Twitter handle @booghy_ said the school only carried out pregnancy and drug tests on students and ignored COVID-19 test.

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