Tuesday, June 16, 2020

[HEALTH ISSUE] Nigeria records 31 deaths, 490 new infections




The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 490 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 17, 148.
Thirty one deaths were recorded from the virus on Tuesday bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 455.
This is the highest daily death figure reported yet, since the beginning of the outbreak in Nigeria in February.
The health agency in a tweet Wednesday morning said the new cases were reported in 16 states.
These are Lagos, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), , Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta, Oyo, Kaduna, Imo, Enugu, Kwara, Gombe, Ondo, Bauchi, Ogun, Borno and Benue.
All the reporting states already had at least a case of the virus.
As of the time of reporting, 35 states and the FCT have recorded at least a case of the disease. Only one state, Cross River, is yet to report any case of the virus.
Lagos recorded the highest daily figure of the infection and remains the epicentre for the disease in the country.



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