COVID-19: Reported Cases Exceed 20000 With 436 Daily Report & 12 Deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded 436 new cases of COVID-19 and this brings the total of confirmed cases in the Nigeria to 20,244.

12 COVID-19 related deaths were also on Sunday, bringing the total of confirmed deaths from the virus to 518.

There was reduction in the number of confirmed cases reported Sunday evening (436) compared to what was reported on Saturday (661).

The NCDC shared the information on their verified Twitter account on Sunday evening, it stated that the new cases were reported in 19 states.

These states are: Lagos, Oyo, Plateau, Imo, Kaduna, Ogun, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Enugu, Bauchi, ,Bayelsa, Rivers, Osun, Kano, Edo, Benue, Adamawa, Borno, Abia and Ekiti.

As of press time, 35 states and the FCT have recorded at least a case of the disease, while Cross River remains the only State without yet any case of the virus.

Lagos recorded the highest daily figure of the infection and remains the epicentre for the disease in the country.

According to NCDC, on June 21, 436 new confirmed cases and 12 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“The 436 new cases are reported from 19 states- Lagos – 169, Oyo – 52, Plateau (31), Imo – 29, Kaduna – 28, Ogun – 23, FCT – 18, Enugu – 18, Bauchi – 17, Bayelsa – 14, Rivers – 8, Osun – 6, Kano – 6, Edo – 5, Benue – 5, Adamawa – 3, Borno – 2, Abia – 1 and Ekiti – 1.

NCDC stated;

β€œtill date, 20244 cases have been confirmed, 6879 cases have been discharged and 518 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”

Since the outbreak in February, NCDC said 113, 575 samples have been tested.

There are 12, 847 active cases of COVID-19 in the country, while 6,879 have recovered and have been discharged.

A breakdown of the 20, 244 confirmed cases shows that Lagos State has so far reported 8, 576 cases, followed by FCT – 1,567, Kano – 1,190, Oyo – 912, Edo – 784, Rivers – 874, Ogun – 646, Kaduna – 580, Borno – 478, Gombe – 451, Bauchi – 464, Katsina – 426, Delta – 502, Jigawa – 317, Ebonyi – 234, Plateau – 251, Imo – 234, Abia – 222, Nasarawa – 184, Kwara – 180, Sokoto – 135, Ondo – 134, Bayelsa – 169, Enugu – 144, Zamfara – 76, Kebbi – 67, Anambra – 66, Niger – 66, Yobe – 56, Osun – 60, Akwa Ibom – 65, Adamawa – 45, Benue – 44, Ekiti – 35, Taraba – 18, Taraba – 18, and Kogi – 3.

NCDC has attributed the increase in confirmed cases to the increase in the number of testing centres.

NCDC said in Kaduna State, they have collaborated with Africa Centre for Disease Control, AfricaCDC to support Giwa LGA with wide community sensitisation in preparation for mass #COVID19 testing in the area.

The health agency said improving testing is key in Nigeria’s COVID-19 response, enabling timely isolation and treatment of cases.

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