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 Nigeria records 663 new cases, total now 13,464

Nigeria records 663 new cases, total now 13,464


Nigeria has recorded 663 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the number of confirmed infections in the country to 13,464.

The PUNCH reports that this is the highest single-day infection to be recorded in the country.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on Tuesday.

NCDC also announced that no fewer than 365 patients have died of coronavirus-related complications in the country.

Data from the centre showed that Lagos, Ogun, and Bauchi recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

It said, “On the 9th of June 2020, 663 new confirmed cases and 4 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 13464 cases have been confirmed, 4206 cases have been discharged and 365 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 663 new cases are reported from 26 states- Lagos (170), Ogun (108), Bauchi (69), Ebonyi (49), Edo (33), Rivers (30), FCT (26), Jigawa (26), Delta (20), Anambra (17), Gombe (16), Kano (16), Imo (15), Abia (14), Borno (11), Oyo (11), Plateau (8), Kebbi (6), Kaduna (6), Ondo (4), Niger (2), Katsina (2), Osun (1), Ekiti (1), Kwara (1), Nasarawa (1).”

Meanwhile, the NCDC says it has activated three additional laboratories, bringing the total number that can carry out PCR testing for COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria to 33.

Globally, the novel coronavirus has killed at least 407,914 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally compiled by AFP at 07 pm on Tuesday.

At least 7,169,550 cases of coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 3,148,200 are now considered recovered.

Europe overall has 184,807 deaths from 2,308,977 cases, the United States and Canada have 119,316 deaths from 2,064,835 infections, Latin America and the Caribbean 67,191 deaths from 1,365,832 cases, Asia 20,167 deaths from 719,876 cases, the Middle East 10,790 deaths from 499,044 cases, Africa 5,512 deaths from 202,345 cases, and Oceania 131 deaths from 8,648 cases.

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