NCDC confirms 667 new COVID-19 cases as Nigeria’s total infections now 19,147

* Lagos reports highest new cases with 281, discharges 98 more Coronavirus patients

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Nigeria has recorded 667 new cases of the novel Coronavirus, thereby making its total infections past the 19,000 mark, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

According to the disease control agency in a tweet via its verified Twitter account night of Friday, June 19, 2020, Lagos reported the highest number of new cases with 281, Abia with 48, Oyo with 45, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with 38 cases.

Other states with new cases include Ogun (37), Enugu (31), Ondo (23), Plateau (21), Edo (19), Delta (18), Rivers (18), Bayelsa (17), Akwa Ibom (17), Kaduna (14), Kano (12), Bauchi (9), Gombe (4), Osun (3), Benue (3), Kwara (3), Ekiti (2), and Borno (1).

According to the NCDC, the total number of cases in the country now stands at 19,147 while it has successfully discharged patients are 6,581 recorded 487 deaths.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government has discharged 98 more COVID-19 patients that have recovered from the deadly virus in the state.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the State Incident Commander, in a statement Friday disclosed that the discharged patients consist of 71 males and 27 females.

Giving a breakdown of the figures, Sanwo-Olu said 23 were from Onikan, 22 from LUTH, 17 from Gbagada, and another 17 from Eti-Osa areas of the state.

Fourteen patients came from Agidingbi, 4 were from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, and 1 from Paelon Centre, an accredited private facility respectively.

This brings to 1283 the total number of discharged patients in the state.

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