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COVID-19 Tally Reaches 258,517 As NCDC Records 880 Cases



BREAKING: NCDC Confirms Cases Of Omicron Variant In Nigeria

Nigeria has experienced a massive increase in reported cases of Coronavirus as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 880 new cases of COVID-19.

Naija News reports that the disease control agency announced the new figures on Saturday, raising the tally to 258,517 since it was first reported in Nigeria.

While the new figures are the highest recorded between January 17 and 23, NCDC disclosed that the new cases were recorded in seven states and the federal capital territory (FCT) from July 2 to 8.

Naija News understands that Lagos recorded the highest number with 750 cases, followed by the FCT with 48 positive samples, and Rivers State recorded 40 cases.

Others are Delta with 21, Akwa Ibom with 11, Kano with five, Nasarawa with four, and Plateau had one case.

Abia, Kaduna, and Sokoto states reported zero cases.

Lagos accounts for the highest coronavirus cases with 101,391 positive samples, followed by FCT  (28,811) and Rivers (16,866).

The NCDC says 258,517 patients have recovered since the pandemic outbreak in 2020, with 3,144 people, unfortunately, losing their lives.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and Editor at Naija News.