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 COVID-19: Nigeria records 587 new cases, total now 17,735

COVID-19: Nigeria records 587 new cases, total now 17,735

NIGERIAN TRIBUNE

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Wednesday, announced that the country has recorded 587 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 17,735.

The NCDC disclosed this on its verified Twitter handle on Wednesday night.

The centre also said that the number of fatalities has risen to 469 after recording 14 new deaths, while 5,967 people have been discharged from the isolation centres after full recovery.

“On the 17th of June 2020, 587 new confirmed cases and 14 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 17735 cases have been confirmed, 5967 cases have been discharged and 469 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 587 new cases are reported from 18 states; Lagos-155, Edo-75, FCT-67, Rivers-65, Oyo-56, Delta-50, Bayelsa-25, Plateau-18, Kaduna-18, Enugu-17, Borno-12, Ogun-12, Ondo-7, Kwara-4, Kano-2, Gombe-2, Sokoto-1, Kebbi-1,” NCDC said.

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