Nigeria’s coronavirus toll crossed the 25,000 mark on Monday following the report from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) of 566 new infections.
The health agency confirmed the new figures in a late-night post via its verified Twitter handle stating that the new cases were recorded across 19 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Giving a breakdown of the cases, the NCDC noted that the five states with the highest number of infections were Lagos – 166, Oyo – 66, Delta – 53, Ebonyi – 43, and Plateau – 34.
Others included Ondo – 32, FCT – 26, Ogun – 25, Edo – 24, Imo – 15, Bayelsa – 13, Benue – 12, Gombe – 11, Kano – 11, Kaduna – 11, Osun – eight, Nasarawa – seven, Borno – five, Katsina – two, and Anambra – two.
According to the health agency, Nigeria now has 25,133 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 11:23pm on June 29, 2020. Also, 395 more patients have been successfully treated and discharged from the isolation centres in various parts of the country.
This brings to 9,402 the number of people who have been discharged so far, although eight more patients lost the battle to COVID-19. The NCDC has put the country’s death toll from the disease at 573.
566 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
573 deaths pic.twitter.com/cTRnI4xulq
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) June 29, 2020
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