Nigeria record 626 new cases of the novel COVID-19 which took the total infection case to 27,110, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Thursday.
Nigeria recorded 790 cases yesterday, but it reduced to today. The death rate also rises to 603.
According to the health agency, Lagos state recorded the highest number with 193 as it increased from yesterday’s 120 cases. FCT followed with 85 as Oyo state recorded 41 new cases.
Here is the breakdown of the number of new cases of COVID-19 recorded today as stated by NCDC on their official Twitter page.
“626 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
“27,110 confirmed 10,801 discharged 616 deaths”
FG warns medical directors over rising deaths in hospitals
The Federal Government, on Thursday, stated that it was disturbed by increasing rejection of patients by hospitals, saying medical directors would be held responsible for the laxity.
The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, who stated this during a meeting involving the Federal Ministry of Health, the Federal Capital Territory Administration and medical directors in the FCT, also lamented that hospitals were delaying testing of COVID-19 patients, leading to increasing coronavirus deaths.