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COVID-19: Nigeria inches closer to 25,000 confirmed cases

Nigeria is gradually inching closer to hitting the 25,000 mark in confirmed cases of COVID-19.

On Sunday, June 28, 490 new cases of COVID-19 were reported across Nigeria. Equally important, the new cases have taken Nigeria’s virus burden to 24, 567.

Meanwhile, Lagos maintained its status as the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. The state was responsible for the overwhelming majority of new cases recorded on Sunday, with 118. Following behind Lagos was Rivers State with a total of 84 new cases.

In addition, seven other states as well as Abuja, the Federal Capital (FCT) racked up double figures. They are Ebonyi – 68, Plateau – 39, Edo – 29, Katsina – 21 and Imo – 13. Others are Ondo – 12 and Adamawa – 11. On its part, the FCT was responsible for 56 new cases.

In summary, a total of 19 states and the FCT were responsible for the 490 new cases recorded on Sunday.

The foregoing was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Equally important, the statistics were released via its verified Twitter handle on Sunday night.

Meanwhile, seven new casualties have been recorded in the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria. The seven deaths were part of updates released by the NCDC on Sunday. Consequently, the latest casualties have taken the death toll in Nigeria to 565.

On the other hand, an additional 382 patients have made full recoveries from COVID-19. The latest recoveries have been discharged. The development has seen the total number of discharged patients rise to 9,007 in Nigeria.

Furthermore, the NCDC has revealed that active cases of COVID-19 currently stand at 14,995. Also, total samples tested at the moment stand at 130,164.

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

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