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Covid19: 11,500 people have so far been infected with the virus in Nigeria



The number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria has reached a record high, reaching 11,500.

The NCDC showed in the report that an additional 350 people were identified Thursday who were again infected.

In Lagos, the worst affected state in Nigeria, a total of 102 people have recovered from the virus.

In Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, 29 people have been reported to be infected.

The NCDC estimates that 323 more new cases have been reported recently.

However, there were more than 3,535 people who recovered so far from the virus.

Ogun State came in second on Thursday with 34 new cases, Borno with 26, Kaduna 23 and Rivers 21.

Ebonyi has 17 new cases, while Kwara 16, Katsina 14, Edo, Delta, Kano and Bauchi have the 10 new casee.

Bayelsa 9, Imo 8, Plateau 4, Ondo 3, Nasarawa 2, Gombe and Oyo 1.

This new development is something unprecedented since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, local authorities on Saturday, May 30, reported finding 553 people  re-infected with the virus.

The coronavirus was first discovered in Nigeria on February 27, after an Italian man arrived at the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos.

He and the first person infected by the disease on March 20 Nigeria, was Mohammed Atiku, of which both have recovered and discharged from the hospital.

On Friday April 17, the coronavirus led to the death of Malam Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the Presidency. He is the highest-ranking man who has died in office from the virus.

Governors Bala Mohammed, Nasir El-Rufai and Seyi Makinde of Oyo State were all infected by the virus before finally recovering.

There is still one state in Nigeria that is yet to have any positive case in Nigeria, which is Cross River in – what some suspect is that the might have spread into the state for a long time and no testing has been carriedout.

Nigerian authorities say they have doubled the number of tests they are doing in the country, saying they have to do about 1,000 tests in 24 hours.

Abudulrasheed Mubarak is a freelance content creator. He starting his writing career in 2011. He is a graduate of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in Urban and Regional Planning.

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