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“156 In Lagos, 65 In Kano” – Nigeria Confirms 555 New Coronavirus Cases As Total Hits 40,532

Nigeria’s cases have surpassed 40,000 mark after the nation recorded 555 fresh cases of the virus on Sunday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 555 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infection in the country to 40,532.

"156 In Lagos, 65 In Kano" - Nigeria Confirms 555 New Coronavirus Cases As Total Hits 40,532 1

In a tweet on Sunday, NCDC said Lagos State recorded the highest number of cases on with 156, Kano State followed with 65 cases and Ogun State was next with 57 cases.

Other states recorded thus: Plateau-54 Oyo-53 Benue-43 FCT-30 Ondo-18 Kaduna-16 Akwa Ibom-13 Gombe-13 Rivers-12 Ekiti-9 Osun-8 Cross River-3 Borno-2 Edo-2 Bayelsa-1.

The health centre said 17,374 people have been discharged so far across the country, while Nigeria’s current fatality toll stands at 858.

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“On the 26th of July 2020, 555 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria,” NCDC said.

“The new cases are reported from 18 states- Lagos(156), Kano(65), Ogun(57), Plateau(54), Oyo(53), Benue(43), FCT(30), Ondo(18), Kaduna(16), Akwa Ibom(13), Gombe(13), Rivers(12), Ekiti(9), Osun(8), Cross River(3), Borno(2), Edo(2), Bayelsa(1).

“Till date, 40532 cases have been confirmed, 17374 cases have been discharged and 858 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”

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See the breakdown of cases by state below;

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