The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 454 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 27,564.

The centre disclosed this on Friday night via its verified Twitter handle.

“454 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-87 Edo-63 FCT-60 Ondo-41 Benue-32 Abia-31 Ogun-29 Oyo-19 Kaduna-17 Delta-16 Enugu-15 Borno-14 Plateau-9 Nasarawa-8 Kano-5 Bauchi-4 Gombe-2 Katsina-1 Kogi-1.”

454 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;

Lagos-87

Edo-63

FCT-60

Ondo-41

Benue-32

Abia-31

Ogun-29

Oyo-19

Kaduna-17

Delta-16

Enugu-15

Borno-14

Plateau-9

Nasarawa-8

Kano-5

Bauchi-4

Gombe-2

Katsina-1

Kogi-1

27,564 confirmed

11,069 discharged

628 deaths

Meanwhile, the Lagos State has announced August 3 for reopening of schools.

However Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said only students in Primary 6, JSS 3 and SSS3 will resume then.

“We just finished a very long meeting with various stakeholders in the education sector. That is what has kept us for the past two hours. And so, for the avoidance of doubt, students impacted by this directive would be in the transitional class of JSS 3, SSS 3 and Tech III, the technical schools three as well,” he said.

Sanwo-Olu, while insisting that the resumption affects only SSS 3 and Tech 3 students in the first instance, said that the state government would wait for another one or two weeks and see how the situation looked like before allowing the rest students to resume the session.