With 38,344 confirmed cases so far, Nigeria’s coronavirus infections are dangerously inching towards the 40,000 mark.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded a fresh 543 cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of confirmed infections of the highly infectious respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus to 38,344 in the country.
The NCDC made the update Wednesday night via its twitter handle, announcing 813 as the total number of deaths from the virus in the country, while 15,815 are said to have fully recovered.
Lagos recorded a whopping 180 new cases, followed by FCT with 86, Kaduna-56, Edo-47, Ondo-37, Kwara-35, Ogun-19, Rivers-19, Kano-17, Ebonyi-16 and Enugu-16.
The other states on the list are Delta-7, Bayelsa-4, Bauchi-3 and Abia-1.
As of July 22, the confirmed coronavirus death toll in Africa stood at 15,726. There are 749,492 confirmed infections and 409,568 recoveries, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
More than 15 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, and more than 620,000 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The United States, Brazil, United Kingdom, Mexico and Italy have suffered the most deaths.