COVID-19 cases in Nigeria increased further on Saturday, 18th July 2020, as 653 new infections were reported.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known in its daily update on the outbreak.
According to the NCDC release, 6 persons died of COVID-19 complications, while 305 patients recovered and have been discharged from various isolation centres in the country.
A state-by-state analysis of the new infections revealed the following: Lagos-115, Kwara-85, Enugu-80, FCT-78, Rivers-36, Ondo-35, Oyo-30, Katsina-28, Kaduna-19, Abia-19, Nasarawa-18, Plateau-17 and Imo-16.
Others are; Ogun-9, Ebonyi-9, Benue-9,, Kano-9, Delta-8, Bauchi-7, Ekiti-6, Gombe-4,, Bayelsa-4, Adamawa-4, Osun-4, Cross River-1, Yobe-1, Borno-1 and Zamfara-1.
Currently, Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases stood at 36,107; 14,938 recoveries and 778 deaths.