Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Hit 24,567 After 490 New Infections

Posted on: Mon 29-06-2020

Nigeria has recorded 490 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 24,567 in the country. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced this on Sunday.

It noted that COVID-19 fatalities in Nigeria have increased to 565. Data from the health agency showed that Lagos, Delta, and Ebonyi states recorded the highest cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

It said, “On the 28th of June 2020, 490 new confirmed cases and 7 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. “No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours. “Till date, 24567 cases have been confirmed, 9007 cases have been discharged and 565 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory

“The 490 new cases are reported from 20 states- Lagos(118), Delta(84), Ebonyi(68), FCT(56), Plateau(39), Edo(29), Katsina(21), Imo(13), Ondo(12), Adamawa(11), Osun(8), Ogun(8), Rivers(6), Kano(5), Enugu(3),Bauchi(3), Akwa Ibom(3), Kogi(1), Oyo(1), Bayelsa(1).”

Meanwhile, more than half a million people have been killed by the novel coronavirus, nearly two-thirds of them in the United States and Europe, according to an AFP tally at 10pm Sunday.

The official death toll for the disease now stands at 500,390 deaths from 10,099,576 cases recorded worldwide. The United States has suffered the highest death toll (125,747), followed by Brazil (57,622) and the United Kingdom (43,550).

Source: Punch