…Lago, Ebonyi, Oyo have high number of COVID-19 cases
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said on Sunday night that there are 544 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country as the total infections increased to 28,711.
The centre disclosed in its daily update that Lagos had 199 cases, followed by Ebonyi with 65, Oyo with 47 and Ondo 46.
Other cases in the states of the federation are given as: Ogun – 31, Edo – 30, FCT – 28, Katsina – 25, Plateau – 15, Bayelsa – 11, Kaduna – 10, Adamawa – 10, Akwa Ibom – 8, Gombe – 7, Kano – 4, Taraba – 3, Rivers – 2, Abia – 2, Ekiti – 1.
The overall confirmed cases so far in Nigeria now stands at 28,711 in which 11,665 have been discharged and there 645 deaths.
Meanwhile, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, other government officials and Christian leaders on Sunday attended the interdenominational church prayer service organised against the bewildering COVID-19 pandemic.
Mustapha, who is also the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has expressed as many Christians are exhibiting reckless confidence over the COVID-19 pandemic. He said several Christians are not following the guidelines and protocols instituted by government.
He, however, urged Nigerians to continue in their prayers against the spread of the coronavirus.