NCDC confirms 260 new COVID-19 cases, total infections now 12, 486

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 260 new positive cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

According to the Federal health agency in a tweet via its verified Twitter account night of Sunday, June 7, 2020, the latest figure brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 12, 486.

According to the health agency, Abia State recorded the highest number of infections for the day in the country with 67 cases while the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Lagos State had 40 and 38 cases respectively.

A further breakdown of the new cases showed that Ogun State has 19 infections, Gombe (16), Edo (14), Imo (9), Kwara (8) and Katsina (8).

Others are Nasarawa (8), Borno (8), Kaduna (6), Bauchi (5), Ekiti (4), Niger (2), Ondo (2), Plateau (2), Kano (2), and Sokoto (2).

The NCDC stated that of the number of positive cases in the country, 3959 persons have fully recovered and discharged with 354 deaths, according to the latest figure from the NCDC.

Agency report also indicates that the novel Coronavirus has killed at least 400,581 people since the outbreak emerged in China, December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1900 GMT on Sunday.

At least 6,949,890 cases of Coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 3,030,800 are now considered recovered.

The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organisation (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.

Several nations are testing only symptomatic cases or the most serious ones, stated the report.

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