Breaking: Death Rate Soars as NCDC Records 220 New Coronavirus Cases in Nigeria, 62 in Lagos

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Nigeria recorded an astounding 17 new coronavirus deaths in just 24 hours as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reports 220 new coronavirus cases in Nigeria. With this figure, Nigeria has the highest number of new Covid-19 deaths in Africa, with Sudan coming a distant second with 10 new deaths.

This brings the national tally to 2,388 with a total of 16,588 Covid-19 tests carried out in the country.

Lagos returned to the top of the daily log after a two-day absence with 62 new cases. This brings the state’s total to 1,068 cases. This means 44.7% of cases in the country are in Lagos.

Abuja crossed the 50-case mark as the FCT recorded 52 new cases to bring its total tally to 266. Kano state, however, remains second on the log with a total of 313 cases even though its daily tally eased to just 2, down from 92 recorded the day before.

Kaduna and Sokoto both crossed the 10 case mark with 31 and 13 cases respectively.

Debutants

No new state recorded a new coronavirus case in the last 24 hours. As such, 24 states and the FCT have recorded Covid-19 cases. Only two states: Kogi and Cross River are without a single case.

Recoveries, deaths and active cases

34 new recoveries were recorded across the country, according to the new NCDC update. This brings the total number of discharged cases to 385. This latest figure leaves Nigeria’s recovery rate stagnant at 16.1%.

As earlier mentioned, 17 new coronavirus deaths were recorded in Nigeria over the past 24 hours. This brings the total number of Covid-19 deaths to 85, representing a 3.5% death ratio, up from 3.1%.

Total number of active cases in Nigeria is currently 1918. This means 80.3% of cases in Nigeria are currently active. Global recovery rate stands at 31.8%. Global death rate is 7% while the ratio of global active cases is 61%.


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