Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Near 40,000 As Global Infections Exceed 16m

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With 438 new cases, Nigeria has now recorded 39,977 COVID-19 cases.

Nigeria's COVID-19 Cases Near 40,000 As Global Infections Exceed 16m
Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Near 40, As Global Infections Exceed 16m

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this via a tweet on Saturday.

A breakdown of the new cases shows that shows that Lagos recorded 123 new cases with Kaduna State trailing it with 50 cases.

Rivers State saw its infections rise by 40, Edo 37, Adamawa 25, and Oyo 20. Nasarawa State recorded 16 cases, while Osun and states recorded 15 cases each.

There were 14 new infections in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, 13 each in Ekiti and Ondo states, 11 in Ebonyi, 10 in Katsina, nine in Abia, eight in Delta, and four in Kwara.

Ogun, Cross River, Kano, and Bauchi states confirmed three more cases each, Yobe two, while Sokoto and Niger states had a case each

Meanwhile, the global tally of the COVID-19 cases has exceeded 16 million.

Around a quarter of the world’s 16 million confirmed COVID-19 cases are in the United States, which recorded more than 68, new infections in the past 24 hours.

In Latin America and the Caribbean, which also count for a quarter of total cases, governments are not planning a return to normality any time soon.

In Europe, around three million infections have been recorded despite being largely open for summer holidays within the continent.

However, in a snap decision, Britain’s government said passengers arriving from Spain will have to self-isolate for two weeks, after a surge in cases in the Mediterranean country, with officials pointing to nightlife as a possible culprit.

The move, effective from Sunday, has reportedly caught out its Transport Grant Shapps is holidaying there.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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