Nigeria Records 348 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Exceed 11,000

An additional 90 persons have beaten the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Consequently, the 90 patients have thus swelled the ranks of recoveries in Nigeria to 3,329. Equally important, the new recoveries have been issued a clean bill of health and discharged.

Meanwhile, 348 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported across Nigeria. The new cases were recorded on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Furthermore, the 348 new cases have increased the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria to 11,166.

Once more, Lagos was responsible for the highest tally of new infections; accounting for 163 out of the 348 new cases on Wednesday. Also, two other states – Ebonyi with 23 new cases and Rivers with 21; as well as Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory which racked up 76 new cases all accounted for double figures.

In summary, all 348 new cases were recorded in 18 states and the FCT.

Interestingly, Kogi State also recorded one new confirmed case of COVID-19. 1st News had reported that the state, which had previously lost its COVID-19 free status after recording two confirmed cases; had seen the state government vehemently reject the confirmed cases as made-up.

Meanwhile, one more casualty has been added to the COVID-19 death toll in Nigeria. Consequently, the overall figure of casualties attributed to the pandemic now stands at 315.

The foregoing formed part of the updates released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday. As a matter of fact, the details were made available via its verified handle on the microblogging site, Twitter.

‘‘348 new cases of #COVID19; Lagos-163, FCT-76, Ebonyi-23, Rivers-21, Delta-8, Nasarawa-8, Niger-8, Enugu-6, Bauchi-5, Edo-5, Ekiti-5, Ondo-5, Gombe-5, Benue-4, Ogun-2, Osun-1, Plateau-1, Kogi-1, Anambra-1. 11166 cases of #COVID19Nigeria. Discharged: 3329. Deaths: 315. #TakeResponsibility,’’ the agency tweeted.

In addition, additional details released by the NCDC via its micro-site shows that active cases of COVID-19 currently stand at 7,522 in Nigeria. Further, total samples tested so far is currently pegged at 69,801.

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


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