Nigeria announces 790 new coronavirus cases

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NCDC DG, Chikwe Ihekweazu providing COVID-19 updates coronavirus
NCDC DG, Chikwe Ihekweazu providing COVID-19 updates

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced Nigeria’s single highest one-day coronavirus cases in the country on Wednesday with 790 cases.

The 790 cases announced by the Centre for Disease Control takes the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 26484.

The NCDC also announced the discharge of 406 patients from isolation centers across the country with 13 new deaths reported.

Lagos state, the epicentre of the virus in Nigeria topped the number of confirmed cases with 120 new cases taking the total number of confirmed cases in Lagos alone to 10630.

But it was Delta state that recorded the highest number of cases for the day including that of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and his wife.

Enugu state recorded 66 new cases, FCT reported 65 new cases while Edo, Ogun, and Kano recorded 60, 43 and 41 new cases respectively.

Other states are Kaduna-39, Ondo-33, Rivers-32, Bayelsa-29, Katsina-21, Imo-20, Kwara-18, Oyo-11, Abia-10, Benue-6, Gombe-4, Yobe-2, Bauchi-2 and Kebbi-2.

NCDC reports that there are 26484 cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria with 10152 discharged and 603 deaths.