The number of coronavirus cases keep rising in Nigeria as is the case around the world. At least 571 more people have contacted the virus in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said.
Announcing the new numbers in a Sunday night update via tweet, the agency said that 740 deaths have so far been recorded in the country, while the number of confirmed cases now stands at 32,558.
The number of those so far discharged after testing negative to the virus is 13,447.
Lagos recorded the highest number with 152 cases, followed by Ebonyi-108, Edo-53, Ondo-46, FCT-38, Oyo-20, Kwara-19, Plateau-17, Osun-14, Bayelsa-14, Ekiti-14 and Katsina-14.
Others are: Akwa Ibom-11, Kaduna-11, Rivers-11, Niger-10, Ogun-7, Kano-6, Cross River-4 and Bauchi-2.
As of July 12,12,756 of Africa’s 1.2 billion people have died of coronavirus. There are 559,079 confirmed infections and 265,810 recoveries on the continent, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
The World Health Organization confirms a record increase in global coronavirus cases, with the total rising by 230,370 in 24 hours. The biggest increases were in the US, Brazil, India and South Africa.
More than 12.86 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and almost 568,000 have died, according to a tally by the Johns Hopkins University. More than seven million patients have recovered.