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Nigeria records 790 new cases of COVID-19, total now 26,484

Nigeria has recorded 790 new cases of COVID-19 across various states as Delta, in the South-south region of the country stay on top of the day’s record.

The state Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa and his wife had just confirmed testing positive for COVID-19 today.

Announcing via its official Twitter handle this evening, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) stated that 166 of the new cases were recorded in Delta, followed by Lagos with 120 new cases and Enugu with 66 cases, the third highest for Wednesday, July 1.

Remaining cases are spread across various states below:

FCT- 65

Edo-60

Ogun-43

Kano-41

Kaduna-39

Ondo-33

Rivers-32

Bayelsa-29

Katsina-21

Imo-20

Kwara-18

Oyo-11

Abia-10

Benue-6

Gombe-4

Yobe-2

Bauchi-2

Kebbi-2

As at now, 26,484 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nigeria so far, with 10,152 patients discharged and a record 603 deaths.

In the past weeks, the number of infections and deaths in the country have increased.

Although the COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Nigeria on Monday further reopened its economy as it lifted the ban on interstate travels and opened its airports for domestic flights.

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