A total of 790 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed late Wednesday.
This number of cases is the highest that the country has recorded in a single day since reportage of the toll began in February.
In a post on its Twitter handle, the centre said 166 of the cases were recorded in Delta State, 120 in Lagos State, 66 in Enugu State, 65 in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), 60 in Edo State, 43 in Ogun State, 41 in Kano State, 39 in Kaduna State, 33 in Ondo State, 32 in Rivers State and 29 in Bayelsa State.
Katsina State recorded 21 new cases, 20 in Imo State, 18 in Kwara State, 11 in Oyo State, 10 in Abia State, six in Benue State, four in Gombe state and two in Yobe, Bauchi and Kebbi states respectively.
Thirteen (13) new deaths were also reported, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related fatalities to 558.
790 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
603 deaths pic.twitter.com/9fxpoeBZDP
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) July 1, 2020
These latest cases bring the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria to 26,484, with the virus spreading to 35 states and the FCT.
Below is a breakdown of the confirmed cases in the various states, according to the NCDC.
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|