Nigeria records 573 new COVID-19 cases, total infections hit 16,658

Posted by News Express | 16 June 2020 | 975 times

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By ABUJAH RACHEAL

Nigeria recorded 573 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total number of Infections to 16,658.

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC)  announced this official Twitter handle.

It said that as at June 15, Nigeria recorded four deaths while no new state reported any case in the last 24 hours.

The NCDC said that Lagos reported the highest number of cases with 216 new cases and Rivers was second with 103 new infections.

“The 573 new cases are reported from 20 states, Lagos (216), Rivers (103), Oyo (68), Edo (40), Kano (21), Gombe (20),FCT (17), Delta (13), Plateau (12), Bauchi (12), Niger (10), Kebbi ( (9) Ogun (8), Ondo (8), Abia (7), Nasarawa (5), Borno (1), Kwara (1), Benue (1), Anambra (1)

The NCDC said that till date, Nigeria has 10,885  active cases while  5,349, patients have been treated and discharged.

It added that Nigeria recorded 424 deaths in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The agency said that the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases across states, calls for Nigerians to TakeResponsibility, especially with the use of masks, avoiving mass gatherings and hand Washing.

“The health of each of us depends on our collective action,“ it said.

The health agency disclosed that it got samples with fictitious names and fictitious addresses.

“We can only vouch for the results of the samples.

“There’s no reason whatsoever to doubt the reality of COVID-19 in Nigeria. In fact we believe there are more cases out there than we’ve found.

“Behind each of those numbers we announce daily are people. Four Governors have themselves announced they’ve been infected.

“We have to make it socially unacceptable to be seen outside the home without face masks.

“We must also discourage unnecessary mass gatherings,”NDDC said. (NAN)


Source: News Express

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