Patrick Kelechi

Daily Courier – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 880 confirmed new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, July 9, 2022, raising the total number to 258,517 infections since the country recorded its first case.

The latest figure is the highest announced since March 13, when the NCDC announced 333 new confirmed cases.

The new cases were recorded in eight states from the 2nd – 8th of July, 2022.

According to the agency’s latest update, Lagos State leads the chart with 750 cases, FCT-48, Rivers-40, Delta-21, Akwa Ibom-11, Kano-5, Nasarawa-4 and Plateau-1.

To date, 258,517 cases have been confirmed, 250,388 have been discharged and 3,144 deaths have been recorded across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The agency said a multi-sectoral national emergency operations center (EOC), activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.

The Federal Government had on Friday, issued COVID-19 advisory guidelines in view of the recent spike in number of cases.