COVID-19: 8 more die as Nigeria officially hits 25, 133 infections

COVID-19: 8 more die as Nigeria officially hits 25, 133 infections

Eight new casualties have been recorded in Nigeria’s fight against the dreaded COVID-19.

The latest deaths have thus taken the COVID-19 death toll in Nigeria to 573 across 35 states and Abuja.

The development comes as the country officially hit the 25,000 mark in confirmed cases. On Monday, June 29, 2020, Nigeria recorded a total of 566 new cases of COVID-19. Consequently, the new cases took the virus burden in Nigeria since the pandemic began to 25,133.

This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night. Equally important, the NCDC made the disclosure via a couple of tweets posted via its verified Twitter handle.

In summary, 19 states and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) were responsible for the 566 new cases. Also, no new state had reported a case of COVID-19 in Nigeria in the last 24 hours since the last update.

1st News can report that Cross River remains the only state in Nigeria yet to report a single case of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Lagos reported the highest number of new cases of COVID-19 in the latest update. The state accounted for 166 new cases, followed by Oyo which reported 66 new infections.

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Others include Delta 53, Ebonyi 43, Plateau 34, Ondo 32, FCT 26, Ogun 25, Edo 24, Imo 15, Bayelsa 13; Benue 12, Gombe 11, Kano 11, Kaduna 11, Osun 8, Nasarawa 7, Borno 5, Katsina 2, and Anambra 2.

Further, the NCDC revealed that till date, 25,133 cases had been confirmed, out of which 15, 256 were active cases. Additionally, a total of 395 patients have recovered from the virus. The latest recoveries were announced on Monday. The development has thus seen the total number of discharged patients rise to 9,402.

Equally important, the NCDC has pegged the total number of samples tested so far at 132, 304 samples.

Meanwhile, NCDC has said that with the absence of a vaccine; non- pharmaceutical interventions such as the use of face masks, physical distancing; as well as hand hygiene remain the most effective strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19.

It added that with the ongoing community transmission of COVID-10; it had become imperative for Nigerians to take responsibility by adhering to all recommended measures.

 

Please refer to table below for confirmed cases of COVID-19 across states in Nigeria.

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