COVID-19: Nigeria shatters record for highest daily infections with 779 cases

Nigeria has once again broken its record for the highest daily cases of new COVID-19 infections.

On Saturday, June 27, 2020, 779 new cases were reported across Nigeria. The figure represents the highest ever daily infection toll since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Nigeria. Equally important, the figure beats out the previous record of 663 new cases recorded on Tuesday, June 9.

Once again, Lagos racked up the highest tally of new cases. The state was responsible for 285 out of the 779 new cases recorded on Saturday. Rivers State was next with 68 new cases. In addition, 10 other states and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) racked up double figures in new cases.

They are Edo – 60, Enugu – 56, Delta – 47, Ebonyi – 42, Oyo – 41, Kaduna – 19; Ogun – 18, Ondo – 16, Imo – 12 and Sokoto with 11 new cases. In summary, the record-breaking 779 new cases were reported across 21 states and the FCT.

This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) via its verified Twitter handle.

Further, four new casualties have been recorded in the battle against COVID-19. The four new deaths, reported on Saturday, have taken Nigeria’s death toll to 558. On the other hand, an additional 372 patients have recovered from the COVID-19. The new recoveries, all of whom have been issued a clean bill of health and discharged; have seen the total number of discharged persons who have beaten COVID-19 in Nigeria hit 8,625.

Meanwhile, active cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria currently stand at 14,894. This represents the number of patients who are still under admission. Also, total samples tested so far stand at 127, 158.

N0 new stated has reported a case of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours since the last update by the NCDC.

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


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