COVID-19 Nigeria:With Over 12000 Cases Of Infections, Cross Rivers Remains The Only State Without Coronavirus

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday, recorded 389 new cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 12, 233.

9 people were recorded dead from the virus on Saturday, which also brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 342.

While the numbers of infections and deaths in the country have increased, those of recovered patients have also increased in the past weeks.

Lagos remains the epicenter of COVID-19 with the highest number of cases on Saturday amounting 66.

The NCDC in a tweet late Saturday night said the 389 new cases were reported in 23 states – Lagos, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Delta, Oyo, Borno, Rivers, Edo, Ebonyi, Anambra, Gombe, Nasarawa, Imo, Kano, Sokoto, Jigawa, Ogun, Bauchi, Kebbi, Kaduna, Katsina, Ondo, Abia and Niger.

NCDC also stated that, as of June 6, 389 new confirmed cases and nine deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 12233 cases have been confirmed, 3826 cases have been discharged and 342 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory,” it stated.

The 389 new cases are reported from 23 states- Lagos – 66, FCT – 50, Delta – 32, Oyo 31, Borno – 26, Rivers – 24, Edo – 23, Ebonyi – 23, Anambra – 17, Gombe – 17, Nasarawa – 14, Imo – 12, Kano – 12, Sokoto – 12, Jigawa – 8, Ogun – 7, Bauchi – 5, Kebbi – 2, Kaduna – 2, , Katsina – 2, Ondo – 2, Abia – 1 and Niger – 1.

Whereas, Cross Rivers remain the only one state in the country, yet to record a case of COVID-19.

Since the February outbreak in Nigeria, NCDC said 74, 999 samples have been tested.

There are 8, 065 active cases of COVID-19 in the country, 3826 have recovered and have been discharged from the virus with 342 deaths recorded.

A breakdown of the 12, 233 confirmed cases shows that Lagos State has so far reported 5, 729 cases, followed by Kano – 997, FCT – 912, Katsina – 387, Edo – 387, Oyo – 365, Borno – 348, Kaduna – 337, Ogun – 336, Rivers – 332, Jigawa – 290, Bauchi – 286, Gombe – 201, Delta – 148, Sokoto – 127, Kwara – 127, Plateau – 113, Nasarawa – 104, Ebonyi – 103, Zamfara – 76, Imo – 59, Yobe – 52, Osun 49, Akwa Ibom – 45, Adamawa – 42, Niger – 42, Ondo – 40, Kebbi – 35, Enugu – 30, Bayelsa – 30, Anambra – 29, Ekiti – 25, Taraba – 18, Abia–16, Benue – 13, and Kogi – 3.

NCDC advised that people with underlying health conditions such as: diabetes, cancer and hypertension as well as those with weak immune systems should take necessary precautionary measures such as wearing masks in public and maintaining social distancing as they are at a higher risk of getting infected with Covid-19.

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