Nigeria announced new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with Lagos topping the list of infections. The Nigerian Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) reported 203 additional COVID-19 cases and one COVID-19-related death on Sunday, and the deadly virus continues to cause a third wave across Africa.
This was announced by the NCDC on its official website on Sunday. The FDA said 203 more cases were reported as a result of FCT on Saturday, with seven states reporting an increase of 123 cases. It added that Lagos topped the chat with 186 new cases. More than 70 cases were registered the day before.
The agency noted that the others were Edo-4, Oyo-4, Rivers-4, FCT-3 and Kwara-2.
“Today’s data includes data from Oyo State for July 16, 2021,” it said.
To date, 36 states and the federal caput territory have identified 169,532 cases of the disease, discharged 164,699 cases, recorded 2,127 deaths.
The Public Health agency, says more than 2.3million samples have been tested in the country to date from it’s roughly 200 million people.
The NCDC added that multi-sectoral National Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs), activated at Level 2, continue to coordinate national responses.
The agency has reported more than 2,127 active cases across the country.