NCDC Announces 389 New Cases Of COVID-19, Takes Nigeria’s Total To 12,233

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SWITZERLAND, JUNE 7 – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday announced 389 new cases of COVID-19 cases in 23 states, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 12, 233.

Nine deaths were recorded from the virus on Saturday bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 342.

In the past weeks, the numbers of infections and deaths in the country have increased. The number of recovered and discharged patients from the virus is also increasing daily.

Lagos recorded the highest number of cases on Saturday with 66 infections. The state remains the epicentre for the disease.

The agency 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 said 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.

So far, only one state in the country, Cross River, is yet to report a case of COVID-19

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