Africa’s COVID-19 Cases Pass 1.24m As Death Toll Nears 30,000

Additional 187 cases of Coronavirus have been confirmed in Nigeria by the disease control agency, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

According to the agency in an update late on Tuesday night, the fresh cases were reported from 12 states and the FCT with Lagos recording the highest number, 74.

No deaths occurred on the day in review. However, the health agency reported that the number of discharged persons rose to 49,937.

The agency wrote: “On the 29th of September 2020, 187 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.


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“Till date, 58647 cases have been confirmed, 49937 cases have been discharged and 1111 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory

“The 187 new cases are reported from 13 states- Lagos (74), Plateau (25), Rivers (25), Gombe (19), FCT (19), Osun (10), Kaduna (5), Borno (3), Ogun (2), Katsina (2), Nasarawa (1), Bayelsa (1) and Edo (1).


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