NCDC confirms 681 new COVID-19 cases as infections total 14, 554

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded its highest daily increase of COVID-19 cases with 681 new infections.

According to NCDC, in a tweet via its verified Twitter account, Thursday, June 11, the latest makes the country’s total 14,554 with as Lagos State reported more than half of the new cases with 345 infections.

Rivers state was a distant second with 51 new cases.

The disease control agency stated that other states with new infections include Ogun (48), Gombe (47), Oyo (36), Imo (31), Delta (28), Kano (23), Bauchi (18), Edo (12), Katsina (12), Kaduna (9), Anambra (7), Jigawa (5), Kebbi (4), Ondo (4), and Nasarawa (1).

While 4,494 people have recovered from the disease, 387 have died as a result of the virus, according to NCDC at @NCDCgov

Agency report says Nigeria remains the third most-affected country in Africa, behind South Africa and Egypt.

South Africa has reported over 50,000 cases of the virus while Egypt is inching towards the 40,000 mark.

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 417,773 people worldwide since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1900 GMT Thursday.

At least 7,436,660 cases of Coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 3,308,400 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.

Many countries are testing only symptomatic cases or the most serious ones, said the report.

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