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COVID-19: Nigeria equals record for highest number of new infections per day

Nigeria has equalled its record for highest number of new cases of COVID-19 recorded in a single day.

On Saturday, June 6, 2020, a total of 389 new cases of COVID-19 were reported across Nigeria. Equally important, the figure represents a record equalling feat; as it tied with the previous record for highest new infections in a single day.

Specifically, the previous record of 389 new cases set on Wednesday May 27; represents Nigeria’s highest ever daily figure. The figure had shattered the previous record of 386 cases set on Friday, May 8, 2020.

Indeed, the 389 new cases have taken total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria to 12, 233.

Meanwhile, Lagos State accounted for the highest number of new infections in the figure recorded on Saturday. The state accounted for 66 new cases, the highest among the states. Also, 14 other states and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) all racked up double figures. They are Delta – 32 cases, Oyo with 31, Borno – 26 cases, Rivers –  24; as well as Edo and Ebonyi with 23 cases each. Others include Anambra and Gombe with 17 new cases each, Nasawara with 14; Imo, Kano and Sokoto with 12 each. Also, the FCT recorded the second highest new cases behind Lagos with 50.

In summary, all 389 new cases of COVID-19 recorded on Saturday originated from 23 states and the FCT.

Equally important, the number of recoveries increased on Saturday to 3,826; after 130 persons were added to the list. The 130 patients who had made full recoveries have been discharged to reunite with their families. On the other hand, nine more casualties have been recorded across Nigeria. The nine new deaths recorded on Saturday have taken the COVID-19 death toll to 342.

The details above were part of updates released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday. Specifically, the updates were posted on its verified handle on the microblogging site, Twitter.

‘The NCDC tweeted: ‘‘389 new cases of #COVID19; Lagos-66, FCT-50, Delta-3, Oyo-31, Borno-2, Rivers-24, Edo-23, Ebonyi-23, Anambra-17, Gombe-17, Nasarawa-14, Imo-12, Kano-12, Sokoto-12, Jigawa-8, Ogun-7, Bauchi-5; Kebbi-2, Kaduna-2, Katsina-2, Ondo-2, Abia-1, Niger-1. 12233 cases of #COVID19. Discharged: 3826. Deaths: 342.’’

 

Furthermore, the NCDC revealed that active cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria currently stand at 8,065. Also, total samples tested so far is at 74,999.

Please refer to table below for confirmed cases of COVID-19 per state in Nigeria.

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