Lagos records spike in coronavirus cases as Nigeria hits 12,801

Minister for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire
Health Minister Osagie Ehanire: Lagos coronavirus cases explode
Health Minister Osagie Ehanire: Lagos coronavirus cases explode

Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria has recorded 128 new cases of coronavirus, its highest in four days.

The new figure was announced on Monday by the NCDC, which put the new national total as 12,801.

On Sunday, Lagos had just 60 cases, lower than what Abia and FCT Abuja reported.

The new figure indicates that the virus is still spreading in the city of 20 million people

In all, new 315 infections were registered by the NCDC.

The FCT Abuja recorded 34 cases and Rivers State 32.

Edo has 28, Oyo 22 and Gombe 13.

Abia that recorded 67 cases, the highest number on Sunday has no new case on Monday.

Here is the full breakdown of new cases

Lagos- 128
FCT-34
Rivers- 32
Edo- 28
Oyo- 22
Kaduna- 20
Gombe- 13
Ogun- 8
Plateau- 5
Delta- 7
Kwara- 7
Kano- 5
Bauchi- 4
Katsina- 2

12801 cases of #COVID19Nigeria
Discharged: 4040
Deaths: 361