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Over 550 people dead as Nigeria records 684 new COVID-19 cases in 19 States, total exceed 23,000

By Tunde Olorungbotemi










The federal government has announced 684 new cases of coronavirus infections in Nigeria.


This was disclosed by the Nigerian Center for Disease Control in its daily updates via its official Twitter handle Thursday evening.










According to the update Lagos has 259 new cases of COVID-19, followed by Oyo State with 76 new cases as well as Katsina State with 69 new cases in that order.


Lagos-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
Anambra-1.










The report also shows that total new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria is now 23,298. Out of these cases 8,253 patients have been successfully treated and discharged while 554 deaths have been recorded.




















Globally, the novel coronavirus has killed at least 490,771 people since emerging in China last December, according to a tally compiled by AFP at 07pm on Friday.


At least 9,684,490 cases of COVID-19 have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 4,806,500 are considered recovered.










Europe overall has 195,397 deaths from 2,612,452 cases, the United States and Canada 133,285 deaths from 2,547,218 infections, Latin America and the Caribbean 106,023 deaths from 2,301,516 cases, Asia 31,928 deaths from 1,158,089 cases, Middle East 14,912 deaths from 705,565 cases, Africa 9,093 deaths from 350,609 cases, and Oceania 133 deaths from 9,047 cases.











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