As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to rise in Nigeria, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Thursday confirmed 96 fresh cases to top the nation’s daily infections from Covid-19.
Lagos State that has been regarded as the country’s virus epicentre, trails the FCT with 89 new COVID-19 infections out of the 481 cases recorded for the day, according to the update from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Meanwhile, The current data from the agency confirmed that Nigeria’s total COVID-19 infections now stand at 42,689 with 15 states in the country and the FCT confirming fresh cases from the pandemic.
Other states with new cases include: Plateau – 68; Ogun – 49; Edo – 44; Rivers – 43; Oyo – 25; Osun – 23; Delta – 15; and Enugu – 11.
States with minor cases are: Kano – 7; Kaduna – 7; Bauchi – 2; Bayelsa – 1, and Yobe -1.
It should be noted that since the outbreak of the virus in late February in the country, 19,270 persons infected with the virus have been successfully treated and discharged, the NCDC data revealed, with 878 deaths reported.