COVID-19: Nigeria records 653 new cases, total now 36,107

COVID-19: Nigeria records 653 new cases, total now 36,107

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 653 new COVID-19 cases, bringing total infections in the country to 36, 107.

The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Saturday.

The health agency said that as of July 18, 653 new confirmed cases and six deaths were recorded in the country.

Lagos the epicentre of the virus in Nigeria reported 115 cases followed by Kwara with 85 new cases, Enugu-80, and FCT-78.

Other states are: 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-1, Yobe-1, Borno-1, Zamfara-1,

The health agency, however, said that 305 recovered patients were discharged from various isolation centres across the country after undergoing treatment.

According to it, Nigeria now has 14,938 recovered cases of COVID-19 with the death toll at 778.