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    Thursday, July 29, 2021

    Spike in Lagos as Nigeria Reports 558 New COVID-19 Cases

    Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC's COVID-19 data shows hospitals across the West Africa country continued to see an increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the last few days.

    The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria rose to 178,821 after the country's health officials reported 558 new cases in 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory late Thursday amid government efforts to curb the spread of the new variants.

    However, 2 more deaths was recorded from the disease on Thursday keeping the deaths toll at 2,141.

    The total cumulative recoveries stand at 164,930 today with 44 patients recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours. As active cases in the country rose to 5,740.

    Infection rates have largely concentrated in Lagos, Nigeria’s hardest hit city by the disease.

    Health experts fear the rising numbers could put the nation on the precipice of what could be another stretch of spread in infections amid indications that the third wave is beginning.

    Data released by the health officials shows that Lagos topped the list with 376 infections, followed by Oyo with 33, Akwa-Ibom with 26 and FCT with 22 cases.

    Imo reported 15 cases, Bayelsa and Ekiti had 13 cases each, Kano with 12, Ogun and Plateau- had 11 cases.

    Others with single digits are Delta-9, Jigawa-6, Rivers-4, Zamfara-4 Edo-2 and Ebonyi-1.

    Today's report includes 0 cases from Kaduna, Nasarawa, Ondo, and Osun States.

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