The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 176 new coronavirus cases to bring the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 5,621.
Lagos continues to lead on the daily log with 95 new cases to bring the total number of cases in the state to 2,373. This means 42.2% of cases in the country are in Lagos.
Oyo becomes the latest state to get more than 100 confirmed cases after recording an astonishing 31 new cases to finish the day with 107 total cases. Only 12 states have recorded more than 100 cases.
Abuja is third on the daily log with 11 new cases. This gives the FCT a total of 397 cases and solidifies its position in third place on the national log. Kano is conspicuously missing on the daily update as the state didn’t record a new case hours after governor Ganduje warned that cases would soar in the state after the setting up of several new testing centres.
By regional representation, of the 14 states documented in the latest update, the Northcentral has the most representation with 4 states (FCT, Niger, Nasarawa and Benue). The Northwest is the next with 3 states (Jigawa, Kaduna and Zamfara).
The Southwest (Lagos and Oyo), the Northeast (Borno, Bauchi) and the Southsouth (Edo and Rivers) were represented by 2 states appease. The Southeast was represented by just 1 state (Anambra).
34 states plus the FCT have recorded coronavirus cases. Kogi and Cross River remain the only two states without a single case.
Testing, recoveries, deaths and active cases
About 1,240 new tests were carried out in the country over the last 24 hours. While this is significantly higher than 1,045 recorded the day before, it begs the question of whether this range is the best the country can do especially since it has achieved a testing capacity of 1,696 per day.
So far, Nigeria has carried out a total of 32,942 tests.
Nigeria got a new daily recovery record for the second time in two days as NCDC reports 152 new recoveries. This trumps the previous highest of 140 recorded the day before and brings the total number of recoveries in the country to 1,472.
Nigeria’s recovery rate is currently 26.1, a vast improvement from 24.2%. With this, the country has recorded improved recovery rates in the last 6 days.
Five new coronavirus deaths were documented in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of deaths to 176 and puts the mortality rate at 3.1%, a slight improvement from 3.2% recorded the day before.
3,973 coronavirus cases are still active in the country. This means 70.6% of cases in the country are yet unresolved and currently active.
Africa and the world
South Africa continues to be relentless on the continental scene, recording 831 new coronavirus cases to bring its total confirmed cases to 14,355. Egypt comes a distant second with 11,719 total cases after getting 491 new cases.
Algeria overtakes Morocco in third spot on the continental log with a total of 6,821 confirmed cases after getting 192 new cases. Morocco is currently 4th with 6,741 while Ghana is 5th with a total of 5,735 cases after recording 205 cases for the day.
Egypt has recorded more coronavirus deaths than any other country in Africa with 612 deaths. Algeria is next with 542 while South Africa follows with a total of 261 deaths.
The USA continues to dominate the global log with a total of 1,507,861 coronavirus cases. Total recoveries are 339,232 while total deaths are 90,201. Recovery rate in the US is 22.4% while death rate stands at 5.9%.
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