Nigeria has recorded over 30,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 after recording an additional 653 cases in the last 24 hours.
According to the information released by the Nigeria Centre Disease Control (NCDC), Lagos has 115 cases, followed by Kwara with 85 and Enugu with 80. Others are FCT-78, Rivers-36, Ondo-35, Oyo-30, Katsina-28, Kaduna-19, Abia-19, Nasarawa-18, Plateau-17, Imo-16, Ogun-9, Ebonyi-9, Benue-9, Kano-9, Delta-8, Bauchi-7, Ekiti-6, Gombe-4, Bayelsa-4, Adamawa-4, Osun-4, Cross River,Yobe, Borno, and Zamfara with one each.
From 209,446 tests conducted so far, 36,107 have returned positive with 20,391 still active while the number of discharged rose to 14,938. The death rate hits 778.
Confirmed Cases by State
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|
South-West records 50% of COVID-19 cases, 32% deaths
The South-West region of Nigeria has recorded 17,744 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the country. This represents 50 percent of the 35,454 total cases nationwide as of Friday. July 17.
The COVID-19 situation report by the NCDC shows that the South-West also recorded 4,016 (27.4%) out of the 14,633 discharged nationwide, and 249 (32.3%) out of 772 deaths in the country.
In the region, Lagos, the epicenter of the dreaded virus in Nigeria had the most number of cases at 13,226. The NCDC said 1,958 had been discharged while 176 had died.
The South-South followed with over 5,200 cases, representing 15 percent of total COVID-19 cases and over 160 deaths (22%).
The North Central is third on the list with over 4,300 cases (12%), including more than 1,500 discharged (10.8%) and over 90 deaths (11.9%).
The North-West has over 3,700 confirmed cases in total (10.6%) with over 2,800 discharged (19.6%) and over 125 deaths (16.5%).
The South-East had over 2,200 total cases (6.3%), with over 1,370 discharged (9.5%) and more than 40 deaths (6.2%) while the North-East was the least endemic region with over 1,800 cases (5.3%), over 1,580 discharged (11%) and more than 85 deaths (11%).