Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases hit 20,244, says NCDC



Nigeria on Sunday recorded 436 of -19, bringing the total number of infections the country to 20,244.

The Nigeria Centre Disease Control () announced this through its official Twitter handle.

The said that the 436 new confirmed cases were recorded 19 states with 12 deaths.

The health agency said that no new state reported a case the last 24 hours.

The said that Lagos reported the highest number of cases with 169 and Oyo was second with 54 new infections.

Others are Plateau (31), Imo (29), Kaduna (28), Ogun (23), FCT (18), Enugu (18), Bauchi (17), Bayelsa (14), Rivers (8), Osun (6), Kano (6), Edo(5), Benue (5), Adamawa (3), Borno (2), Abia (1), Ekiti (1).

The NCDC said that out of the 20,244 confirmed cases, 12, 847 are active while  6,879  people have been treated and discharged.

The agency also said that 113, 575 samples were collected.

The NCDC said Nigeria recorded a total of 518  deaths from 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“Nigeria is now at community transmission meaning that people getting infected could not identify the source of 19 infection.

“We all need to do all we can to protect ourselves  and loved ones even if feel fine.

“ If that or a loved one may have been exposed to 19, please log on to 19.ncdc.gov.ng to complete a self-assessment and alert one of our agents

“Alternatively, dial *258*258# from your mobile phone,” it said.

The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the weekly tests versus weekly confirmed cases. Nigeria to see strong correlation between the number of tests and number of confirmed cases.

The testing increased by 18 per cent and the number of confirmed cases increased by 19 per cent. (NAN)