Nigeria has crossed the 23,000-marks in the rising cases of COVID-19 after recording an additional 684 cases in the last 24 hours.
From the cases announced, Lagos has 259, Oyo-76, Katsina-69, Delta-66, Rivers-46, Ogun-23, Edo-22, Osun-22, Ebonyi-21, FCT-20, Kaduna-16, Ondo-10, Imo-9, Abia-9, Gombe-5, Plateau-4, Bauchi-4, Ekiti-2, and Anambra with one.
From the total 23,298 confirmed cases, 8,253 patients have been discharged after testing negative twice while 554 deaths have been recorded so far.
Confirmed Cases COVID-19 in Nigeria by State
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|
COVID-19: Onuachu, Osimhen, Ezekiel stranded in Nigeria
Lille striker, Victor Osimhen, and two other Super Eagles players Paul Onuachu and Imoh Ezekiel are stranded in Nigeria due to the closure of the Nigerian airspace.
Osimhen was in Nigeria to bury his father on June 23 in Lagos. Since then, he has not been granted approval by the Federal Ministry of Aviation to travel back to his base in France as the Nigerian airspace remains closed due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in the country.
Lille is prepared to send a private jet to bring back Osimhen to France in time for Les Dogues’ pre-season training.
Voicing his frustration over the development, Lille manager, Christophe Galtier, at a press conference said the club is unable to have their striker, who was supposed to return on Friday back.
The Nigerian striker is therefore expected to fly out to France next week, along with his national teammates Onuachu and Ezekiel, who arrived Lagos with him aboard a private aircraft last month.
COVID-19: Africa records highest daily cases as total hits 348,871
Africa has recorded 11,219 COVID-19 cases, the highest daily number on Friday, ever since the index case was recorded in Egypt on February 14.
According to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, 11,219 new cases were reported on the continent on Friday with 216 new deaths.
Todaynewsafrica.com have it that 348,871 cases have now been reported in the continent as of Friday; total deaths were 9,098 while recoveries were 166,684.
The pandemic has spread to 54 of the 55 countries in the African region, according to the African Union.