The total number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease has risen to 35,454 in Nigeria with a total of 600 new infections, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said.
Making an update Friday night via its twitter handle the agency said that 772 deaths have so far been recorded in the country, while 14,633 patients have been discharged after testing negative to the virus.
Lagos recorded the highest number with 129 cases, closely followed by FCT-118, Oyo-87, Kano-55, Benue-42, Enugu-35, Kwara-28, Imo-16, Ogun-13, Kaduna-12, Ondo-12, Delta-11 and Edo-11. Other states are: Plateau-8, Nasarawa-6, Ekiti-6, Niger-6, Borno-4, Abia-4 and Gombe-3.
As of July 16, the confirmed coronavirus death toll on the continent stood at 14,044. There are 644,255 confirmed infections and 334,547 recoveries, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases, with the total rising by 237,743 in 24 hours.
More than 14 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19, while more than 7.8 million have recovered and more than 600,000 have died, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University..