The Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, has announced that the country recorded 503 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, raising the total infections from the virus to almost 30,000.
The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle @NCDCgov on Tuesday.
The health agency said that on July 7, a total of 503 new confirmed cases and 15 deaths were recorded across the country.
The agency also announced 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 and 669 deaths have been recorded in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
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).
503 new cases of COVID19Nigeria;
669 deaths pic.twitter.com/gyghkcIbcb
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) July 7, 2020
COVID-19 affects differently
The health agency 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. (NAN)