Nigeria’s Covid-19 cases crossed the 37,000-mark on Monday with the announcement of 562 new cases by the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC).
The Federal Capital Territory Abuja led other states with 102 fresh cases with Lagos coming in second with 100. Plateau 52, Kwara 50 and Abia 47 round up the top five.
562 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
801 deaths pic.twitter.com/YOnyl1KNUP
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) July 20, 2020
The total cases now stand at 37,225 with 15,333 discharged and 801 deaths.
A ray of hope that the pandemic will be brought under control emerged with positive news from the University of Oxford on progress being made in the development of a safe and effective vaccine.
According to the University, Phase I/II trials of the #COVID19 vaccine candidate show promise however, phase III trials are needed to validate its efficacy against the virus.