Earlier today (23rd of July), the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed that Nigeria has recorded 184 new COVID 19 cases as at Thursday, the 22nd of July.
This development was made known by the NCDC through their website. With the inclusion of the new cases, the confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country has risen to a total of 170,306, while the active cases stood at over 3000, as of July 22.
According to reports by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the new infections indicate a decrease from the 238 cases announced a day earlier.
The public health agency added that, till date, 164,772 recoveries had been recorded nationwide in 36 states and the FCT.
It went on to disclose that the country had also tested more than 2.4 million samples for the virus out of its 200 million population, adding that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2 continued to coordinate the national response activities.
It went on to state that the 184 additional new cases were reported from seven states and the Federal Capital Territory(FCT).
“Lagos State where a majority of the cases were picked on Thursday reported 124, Rivers registered 27, Sokoto announced 9; while the FCT and Oyo recorded 8 and 6 each.
“Amongst others were; Ekiti announced 5, Delta reported 4, while Plateau recorded 1,” the NCDC said.
It stated that 31 people who had recovered from the disease had been discharged from isolation centers across the country.