COVID-19: 452 new cases take Nigeria’s virus burden to 21,371

A total of 452 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported across Nigeria.

The new cases were recorded nationwide yesterday, Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

Equally important, the 452 latest infections have taken total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria to 21,371.

The foregoing was disclosed by Nigeria’s disease-fighting agency, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

As a matter of fact, the NCDC made this known via its verified Twitter handle on Tuesday night.

Specifically, the health agency revealed that the 452 new cases were from 13 states; as well as Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Meanwhile, an additional seven casualties have been attributed to the COVID-19 scourge in Nigeria. The seven new deaths were recorded on Tuesday. Equally important, the seven additional deaths have taken the COVID-19 death toll in Nigeria to 533.

A breakdown of the new cases of COVID-19 recorded yesterday shows that Lagos State; once again, racked up the highest total of new cases. The state recorded 209 new infections.

Further, the NCDC stated that Lagos was followed by Delta with 37 cases and Ogun – 36. Others include FCT – 22, Abia – 20, Enugu – 16, Bauchi – 15, Kaduna – 8, Ondo – 8; Osun – 7, Imo – 3, Benue – 3 and Borno 1.

Also, the NCDC said that as at June 23, 21,371 COVID-19 cases had been confirmed in Nigeria. In addition, a total of 13,285 patients are still under admission and undergoing treatment. In other words, this represents the status of active cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria so far.

On the other hand, an additional 229 patients have recovered from the virus. The latest recoveries were discharged yesterday; thus taking the total number of patients discharged so far in Nigeria to 7,338.

Equally important, a total of 117,569 samples have been collected and tested as at Tuesday, June 23.

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


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