ABUJA (SundiataPost) – Nigeria is getting close to hitting the 30,000 mark in COVID-19 infections as 503 new cases were recorded on Tuesday night.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its Twitter handle @NCDCgov on Thursday, with the new cases infections from the virus now total 29,879.
In addition, on 7 July a total of 15 deaths were recorded across the country, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 669.
The health agency said that no new state had reported a case in the last 24 hours.
According to NCDC, to date, 29,879 cases have been confirmed while 12,108 cases have been discharged.
The 503 new cases were reported from 20 states.
They states are: Lagos (153), Ondo (76) Edo (54), FCT (41), Enugu (37), Rivers (30), Benue (24), Osun (20), Kaduna (15), Kwara (13), Abia (9) and Borno (8).
Others are Plateau (6),Taraba (5), Ogun (3), Kano (3), Kebbi (2), Nasarawa (2), Bayelsa(1), and Gombe (1).
The health agecy said that COVID-19 affected people differently, based on age and underlying health status.
It said that anyone who felt exposed to a case, or noticed known symptoms of COVID-19, should call state helpline immediately to get tested.
The NCDC urged Nigerians to refrain from prank calls to ensure that those who needed help got the required attention.
See state by state breakdown below: