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COVID-19: 230 more beat dreaded virus as Nigeria’s case profile hits 20,919

A total of 230 additional people have beaten the COVID-19 virus in Nigeria.

As a matter of fact, the fresh recoveries, all of whom were discharged on Monday, June 22, 2020; have seen total number of discharged persons hit 7,109.

Meanwhile, Nigeria has recorded a total of 20,919 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as at Monday. Also, the development comes as 675 new cases of COVID-19 were reported nationwide yesterday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this on Monday. Specifically, the disclosure was made via its verified Twitter handle.

NCDC revealed that the 675 new confirmed cases were from 21 states; with seven deaths as at June 22. Further, the health agency said that no new state reported a case in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Lagos reported the highest number of cases with 288 new cases. Also, Oyo came second with 76 new infections.

Other states reported fresh infections as follows: Rivers, 56; Delta, 31; Ebonyi, 30; Gombe, 28; Ondo, 20; Kaduna, 20; Kwara, 20; Ogun, 17; FCT, 16; Edo, 13; Abia, 10; Nasarawa, 9; Imo, 9; Bayelsa, 8; Borno, 8; Katsina, 8; Sokoto, 3; Bauchi, 3 and Plateau, 2.

The NCDC said that till date, 20,919 cases had been confirmed. However, it revealed that 13,285 remained active, 7,109 cases treated and discharged and 115,760 samples collected. Also, the death toll has hit 525 as recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Equally important, the NCDC disclosed that Nigeria is recording a rise in COVID-19 cases. Further, it attributed this to ongoing community transmission of the virus and increased testing capacity across states.

“Our advice to Nigerians is to stay safe via physical distancing; frequent washing of hands and use of face masks. A sudden loss of taste and smell with fever, headache or runny nose may be COVID-19.

“Please do not ignore these symptoms. Call your state hotline immediately to arrange for a test. State hotlines are available on covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/contact/,” it stated.

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

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