Nigeria has recorded 543 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of persons who have tested positive in the country to 38,344.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this on Wednesday night through its official Twitter handle.
According to the tweet, the 543 new cases were from 15 states. Lagos reported the highest number of cases with 180 new cases while Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory was second with 86 while Abia State was the lowest with 1 new case.
The NCDC said the new cases were reported in 15 states including “Lagos-180 FCT-86 Kaduna-56 Edo-47 Ondo-37 Kwara-35 Ogun-19 Rivers-19 Kano-17 Ebonyi-16 Enugu-16 Delta-7 Bayelsa-4 Bauchi-3 Abia-1.”
The NCDC also tweeted that as at 22 July, 2020, 38,344 cases had been confirmed, 15,815 cases treated and discharged, while 813 deaths were recorded.
About 247, 825 people have been tested for the virus in a country of over 200 million people.