Just In: Total COVID-19 Toll Surpasses 33,000 As NCDC Confirms 595 New Cases
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed that total COVID-19 figure has exceeded 33,000 nationwide after recording 595 new cases.
According to the centre’s latest data posted on Twitter;
595 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
744 deaths pic.twitter.com/juncgT4pL9
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) July 13, 2020
On Sunday, Nigeria exceeded the 32,000 mark with 32,558, 13,447 recoveries and 740 death cases across the country.
With the new toll, there are now 33,153 total cases, 13,671 recoveries and 744 death cases across the country.
Meanwhile, according to NCDC’s situation report, overall samples tested nationwide have increased from 181,248 to 183,294 as at July 12.
In other news, over 35 medical doctors in Kwara state have so far tested positive to COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
State Chairman, Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Kolade Solagberu said this in Ilorin on Monday at this year Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the association.
Dr. Solagberu, however, said that the association had not recorded any casualty among its members.
The NMA chairman told residents of the state that COVID-19 is real, urging them to disregard rumors saying the pandemic is only a ‘money-making avenue’ for the government.