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Nigeria announces 643 new cases of COVID-19 as total hits 34,259

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 643 new COVID-19 cases in the country as total infections from the virus rise to 34,259.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official twitter handle on Wednesday.

The centre said that 643  new confirmed cases and six deaths were recorded in the country as of July 15.

The agency said that no new state had reported a case in the past 24 hours.

According to the centre, till date, 34,259 cases have been confirmed, 13,999 cases discharged, while 760 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

It said that the 643 new cases recorded were reported from 19 states thus, Lagos (230), Oyo (69), FCT (51), Edo (43), Osun (35), Rivers (30), Ebonyi (30), Kaduna (28), and Ogun (27).

Others were, Ondo (23), Plateau (20), Benue (17), Enugu (16), Imo (10), Delta (6), Kano (4), Nasarawa (2), Kebbi (1), and Ekiti (1).

Meanwhile, the agency in line  with the national strategy on testing, has continued to scale up diagnostic capacity for COVID-19 in the country.

‪Therefore, ”53 laboratories have now been activated for COVID-19 testing across 31 states in the country.

It stressed the need for the wearing of a cloth face covering in public settings and when around ”people not living in your  household”.

 

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