Total shutdown looms as Lagos COVID-19 cases exceed 10,000


Confirmed cases of coronavirus have increased to 10,026 in Lagos State and this was after the state recorded 285 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its website. A breakdown of data on the NCDC’s website showed that the state currently has 8,370 active cases.

While 1,530 COVID-19 patients have recovered in the state, 126 are dead. The NCDC said 684 new confirmed cases were reported in 22 states, with four deaths on Saturday.

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It said Lagos reported the highest number of cases with 285 new cases and Rivers was second with 68 new infections.

Amongst others were FCT (60), Edo (60), Enugu (56), Delta (47), Ebonyi (42), Oyo (41), Kaduna (19), Ogun (18), Ondo (16), Imo (12), Sokoto (11), Borno (9) Nasarawa (8), Abia (5), Gombe (5), Kebbi (5), Kano (4), Yobe (3), Ekiti (3) and Osun (2).

The NCDC said that till date, 24,077 cases have been confirmed, 14, 115 active, 8,625 treated and discharged, 127, 158 samples collected and 558 deaths recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

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