Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases have surpassed 33,000 with 595 new infections confirmed on Monday.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC made the disclosure that the new infections were recorded in 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
With Oyo having 141 new infections, Lagos maintained the lead position with a total of 156 new cases while the FCT recorded 99 new cases.
Other states with registered cases include Edo – 47, Kaduna – 27, Ondo – 22, Rivers – 20, Osun – 17, Imo – 13, and Plateau – 10.
While Nasarawa and Anambra each have 8 new infections, other states like Kano, Benue and Borno each reported 5 cases.
States with fewer cases are Ogun – 4 with Taraba and Gombe each having 3 cases, followed by Kebbi and Cross River states each having 1 case.
According to the health agency in a tweet: “Till date, 33153 cases have been confirmed, 13671 cases have been discharged and 744 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory”.
International Infections Update
On the global scene, the dreaded COVID-19 has claimed no fewer than 569,879 people since the outbreak in China last December, official sources compiled by the AFP have said.
Records from196 countries and territories showed that at least 12,992,640 cases of Coronavirus have been registered.
The international tallies from the World Health Organisation, WHO, AFP and other agencies revealed that the United States is the worst-hit country with 135,400 deaths from 3,336,154 cases. At least 1,006,326 people have been declared recovered.
After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 72,100 deaths from 1,864,681 cases, Britain with 44,830 deaths from 290,133 cases, Mexico with 35,006 deaths from 299,750 cases, and Italy with 34,967 deaths from 243,230 cases.
The country with the highest death rate is Belgium with 84 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by the United Kingdom with 66, Spain 61, Italy 58, and Sweden 55.
China — excluding Hong Kong and Macau — has to date declared 83,602 cases (eight new since Sunday), including 4,634 deaths (0 new), and 78,648 recoveries.