- Nigeria's COVID-19 cases are now close to 62,000 cases as the NCDC announced 37 new infections on Wednesday, October 21
- FCT leads the chart with eight cases, Lagos follows with seven while Taraba and Rivers have five cases each
- So far, Nigeria has recorded 61,667 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 56,880 recoveries and 1,125 deaths
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 37 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, taking the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 61,667.
The new cases which were announced by the disease control agency on its website on Wednesday, October 21, were recorded in 9 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
According to the NCDC's update, FCT led with eight cases, Lagos state followed with seven while Taraba and Rivers states reported five cases each.
See the state-by-state breakdown of the new cases:
FCT - (8)
Lagos - (7)
Taraba - (5)
Rivers - (5)
Adamawa - (4)
Kaduna - (3)
Anambra - (2)
Osun - (2)
Ogun - (1)
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nigerians were warned that the coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the country might spread in the next two weeks.
Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 said this is as a result of the ongoing EndSARS protest.
Mustapha said if a test is carried out on the protesters, it will be discovered that many of those who protested at the Lekki toll plaza would have contracted the disease.
Similarly, Legit.ng earlier reported that 181 students and staff of a private boarding school in Lekki, Lagos tested positive for coronavirus.
Lagos commissioner for health, Akin Abayomi, said the cases were discovered during surveillance and case investigation in the school.
The commissioner, while giving details of the investigation, explained that a 14-year-old SS1 female student fell ill on October 3 and was sent home after receiving first aid at the school.
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