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Panic as Nigeria’s Covid-19 cases exceed 20,000

The total number of infections in the country as revealed hours ago by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is now 20,244.

The agency said in a post on Twitter that the 436 new confirmed cases were recorded in 19 states with 12 deaths.

The health agency said that no new state reported a case in the last 24 hours.

While Lagos reported the highest number of cases with 169 new cases, Oyo was second with 54 new infections.

Others are Plateau (31), Imo (29), Kaduna (28), Ogun (23), FCT (18), Enugu (18), Bauchi (17), Bayelsa (14), Rivers (8), Osun (6), Kano (6), Edo(5), Benue (5), Adamawa (3), Borno (2), Abia (1), Ekiti (1).

The NCDC said that out of the 20,244 confirmed cases, 12, 847 are active while 6,879 people have been treated and discharged.

The agency also said that 113, 575 samples were collected.

“Nigeria is now at community transmission meaning that people getting infected could not identify the source of COVID19 infection.

“We all need to do all we can to protect ourselves and loved ones even if you feel fine,” the agency says.

Iyanu Sunkanmi

Iyanuoluwa Sunkanmi is an engineering graduate from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria. Iyanuoluwa Sunkanmi is a writer on Kemi Filani News. Writing is something I enjoy doing alongside my Engineering tasks for the day!. You can reach Iyanu Oluwasunkanmi - Tel:+2347061000090 Address: 68 Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

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