Nigeria continues to witness a steady rise in coronavirus cases, recording 664 new infections in 17 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).
The number of new cases was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) at 11:46pm on Saturday.
The figure for Saturday is the highest in close to two weeks — before July 11, the country previously recorded more than 650 cases on July 1 with 790 samples confirmed positive in a single count.
Raising concern is the spike in cases recorded by FCT with 105 infections and Edo with 85 patients, aside the 224 cases recorded in Lagos which is regarded as the epicenter of the disease.
A total of 308 persons – highest in a week- were also discharged, having recovered from the disease
However, 15 patients were confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications in the past 24 hours.
Out of Nigeria’s current total of 31,987 confirmed cases, 13,103 people have recovered while 724 deaths have occurred.
664 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
724 deaths pic.twitter.com/0270SaEJGU
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) July 11, 2020
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