On Wednesday June 16, Nigeria recorded 490 new cases of the novel coronavirus and an additional 31 deaths linked to the virus, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
In a tweet posted by the health agency, the new figures put total infections in the country at 17,148. Although 5,623 persons have been successfully treated and discharged, 455 casualties have been recorded to the virus.
In the latest reporting, Lagos state posted 142 new cases, while the Federal Capital Territory contributed 60.
Other states with new cases include Bayelsa (54), Rivers (39), Delta (37), Oyo (30), Kaduna (26), Imo (23), Enugu (19), Gombe (11), Ondo (10), Bauchi (8), Ogun (7), Borno (6), and Benue (1).
See the breakdown below.
490 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
455 deaths pic.twitter.com/wou7Q1PfIo
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) June 16, 2020
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