Cross River State on Thursday, July 23, 2020, recorded 5 new cases of Coronavirus, bringing the total in the state to 34, with 3 recoveries and 1 death.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), confirmed this in its daily update of cases on its official Twitter handle. The centre also confirmed a total of  604 new cases of the pandemic in the country, with the total number of infections rising to 38,344.

It added that 20 deaths were recorded in the country.

According to the NCDC, till date, 38,948 cases have been confirmed, while 16,061 cases have been discharged, with 833 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Data released by the centre showed that the latest COVID-19 infections were reported in 20 states and the FCT, with Lagos State – the country’s epicentre of the disease, having the highest number of infected people (203).

A breakdown of the data provided by the NCD showed that Oyo recorded 87 cases, while FCT had 79 new cases.

Others were Edo – 41; Osun – 35; Ogun – 24; Rivers – 22; Kaduna – 22; Akwa Ibom – 20; and Plateau – 18.

Delta recorded 9 cases, Ebonyi – 9; Imo – 8; Enugu – 5; and Kano – 5; Cross River – 5 ; Katsina – 4; Nasarawa – 3; Borno – 2; Ekiti – 2; and Bauchi – 1.

It noted that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, would continue to coordinate national response activities across the country.

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