Akwa Ibom Has 13 New COVID-19 Cases As Lagos Leads With 156

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555 COVID-19 Cases
555 COVID-19 Cases

Nigeria has confirmed 555 new COVID-19 cases, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Akwa Ibom State has recorded 13 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number to 221.

On Sunday night, the NCDC confirmed two deaths, lifting total infections in the country to 40,532 and fatalities to 858 from Friday’s figures of 39,977 and 856, respectively.

Data from the centre shows that Lagos had 156, followed by Kano, Ogun, and Plateau with 65, 57, and 54 cases.

Others are Oyo – 53, Benue – 43, FCT – 30, Ondo – 18, Kaduna – 16, Gombe – 13, Rivers- 12, Ekiti – nine, Osun – eight, Cross River – three, Borno – two, Edo – two, and Bayelsa – one.

With daily infections in the country now averaging more than 500 cases added to repeated complaints about people across states failing to comply with protocols, there have been concerns about the effectiveness of current measures to tackle the pandemic and speculations that the Federal Government may have to impose tougher measures, including re-imposing lockdowns.

COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria
Confirmed Cases by State
States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 14,456 12,177 2,087 192
FCT 3,481 2,387 1,053 41
Oyo 2,570 1,398 1,148 24
Edo 2,167 681 1,409 77
Rivers 1,652 286 1,314 52
Kano 1,520 254 1,213 53
Delta 1,464 790 634 40
Kaduna 1,365 321 1,032 12
Ogun 1,301 246 1,032 23
Ondo 1,061 591 448 22
Plateau 834 369 446 19
Ebonyi 759 155 580 24
Enugu 741 299 425 17
Katsina 733 261 449 23
Kwara 711 493 202 16
Borno 611 17 559 35
Gombe 571 27 521 23
Bauchi 538 9 516 13
Abia 536 106 426 4
Imo 465 348 108 9
Osun 443 219 214 10
Benue 337 278 53 6
Bayelsa 327 55 251 21
Jigawa 322 3 308 11
Nasarawa 308 187 113 8
Akwa Ibom 221 93 121 7
Niger 168 23 133 12
Sokoto 153 0 137 16
Adamawa 140 46 85 9
Anambra 132 45 75 12
Ekiti 113 56 55 2
Kebbi 90 4 79 7
Zamfara 77 1 71 5
Yobe 66 4 54 8
Taraba 54 43 11 0
Cross River 40 28 9 3
Kogi 5 0 3 2