Nigeria’s Coronavirus Caseload Increases to 30,748

Nigeria’s Coronavirus Caseload Increases to 30,748

Nigeria has recorded 499 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the country’s coronavirus case load to 30,748.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made the disclosure on its official twitter handle late on Thursday.

The NCDC said that as at the July 9, some 499 new confirmed cases and five deaths were recorded in the country.Nigeria’s Coronavirus Caseload Increases to 30,748

The agency noted that however, no new state had reported a case in the past 24 hours.

Giving a breakdown, the NCDC said that till date, 30,748 cases had been confirmed.

Thus, 12,546 cases had been discharged with 689 deaths recorded nationwide.


Meanwhile, the health agency said that the 499 new cases were reported in 24 states.

The states include Lagos (157); Edo (59); Ondo (56); Oyo (31); Akwa Ibom (22); Borno (21) and Plateau (19).

According to the agency, Kaduna has (18); Katsina (18); Bayelsa (17); FCT (17); Delta (14); Kano (11); Rivers (10); and Enugu (8).

Others include Ogun (6); Kwara (4); Imo (3); Nasarawa (2); Osun (2); Abia (1); Ekiti (1); Niger (1) and Yobe (1).

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The agency started from five testing laboratories in the beginning of the response to COVID-19, now has 40 laboratories.

More so, the agency re-affirmed it remained committed to working with every state to tackle the burden of COVID-19 across Nigeria.

“Collective responsibility is key,” it stated.

Again, the agency has restated that COVID-19 is different from malaria.

“Underlying medical conditions always put an individual at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19,’’ the it explained.

So, NCDC advised Nigerians to adhere to recommended measures, including physical distancing, hand hygiene and use of face masks.

Nigeria’s Coronavirus Caseload Increases to 30,748

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