Covid-19 News Updates

South West has lion share of Covid19 infections in Nigeria

South West has lion share but three out of every four cases in Nigeria are found the three regions – South West, South South and North West.

Almost half of all cases of Covid19 that occurs in Nigeria’s comes from the South West region, figures from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) show.

The region has 48% of the 39,977 confirmed cases, with one out of every three cases occuring in Lagos alone.

South South region surprisingly folows in second place, buoyed by figures from Edo, Rivers, and Delta States (See Table).

Enugu Metro drew attention to the surge in the three South South states, two of which have now reached the top five on the infections table.

Kaduna and Kano from the North West complete the triumvirate of regions that are now seen as epicentres.

Three out of every four cases in Nigeria are found the three regions – South West, South South and North West.

States in the region also occupy the top 10 spots (see table).

Lagos maintains lead with 123 new cases

NCDC confirmed 433 new cases of Covid19 last night and Lagos maintains its lead with 123 cases.

Regular running mates FCT and Oyo dropped further down as Kaduna grabbed second place with 50 cases.

Rivers (40) and Edo (37), came third and fourth respectively.

South East records 66 deaths overall

As at yesterday, 25 July, Covid19 has killed 66 persons from the South East, the NCDC figures show.

Ebonyi State has the most deaths at 24, followed by Enugu (17), Anambra (12), Imo (9) and Abia (4).