Nigeria's COVID-19 cases exceed 25,000

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The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 566 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 25133

Eight deaths were recorded from the virus on Monday, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 573.

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There was an increase in the number of confirmed cases reported on Monday (566) compared to what was reported on Sunday (490).

The health agency said in a tweet Monday night that the new cases were reported in 20 states.

These are Lagos, Oyo, Delta, Delta, Ebonyi, Plateau, Ondo, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Ogun ,, Edo, Imo, Bayelsa, Benue, Gombe, Kano, Kaduna, Osun, Nasarawa, Borno, Katsina and Anambra states .

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All reporting states already had at least one case of the virus.

As of the reporting date, 35 states and FCT have registered at least one case of the disease. Only one state, Cross River, is not yet official to report cases of the virus, although there is controversy about it.

"To date, 25, 133 cases have been confirmed, 9, 402 cases have been filed and 573 deaths have been registered in 35 states and Federal Capital Territory, NCDC stated.

The 456 new cases were reported from 20 states: Lagos – 166, Oyo – 66, Delta – 53, Ebonyi – 43, Plateau – 34, Ondo – 32, FCT – 26, Ogun – 25, Edo – 25, Imo – 15, Bayelsa – 13, Benue – 12, Gombe – 11, Kano – 11, Kaduna – 11, Osun – 8, Nasarawa – 7, Borno – 5, Katsina – 2 and Anambra – 2.

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria in February, NCDC said, 132,304 samples have been tested.

As of the reporting date, there are 15, 255 active cases of COVID-19 in the country, while 9,402 have recovered and been discharged.

A breakdown of the 25, 231 confirmed cases shows that Lagos State has so far reported 10, 310 cases, followed by FCT – 1 818, Oyo – 1, 372, Kano – 1, 211, Rivers – 1, 056, Edo – 986 , Delta – 965, Ogun – 807, Kaduna – 703, Katsina – 549, Bauchi – 500, Gombe – 503, Borno – 491, Ebonyi – 481, Plateau – 405, Jigawa – 317, Imo – 318, Abia – 302, Enugu – 261, Ondo – 308, Kwara – 217, Nasarawa – 213, Bayelsa – 211, Sokoto – 151, Osun – 124, Akwa Ibom – 86, Adamawa – 84, Niger – 84, Kebbi – 76, Zamfara – 76, Anambra – 73, Yobe – 59, Benue – 59, Ekiti – 43, Taraba! – 19 and Kogi – 4.

Although the COVID-19 cases continue to increase, on Monday, Nigeria further opened up its economy as it lifted the ban on interstate travel and opened airports for domestic flights.

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