BREAKING: Nigeria’s COVID-Cases Cross 27,000 With 626 New Infections



Lagos is Nigeria’s COVID-19 epicentre. Photo: Twitter@NCDC. Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases on Thursday crossed the 27, 000 mark as the country reported 626 new infections.  This is according to a tweet on the official handle of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The NCDC noted that Nigeria now has 27,110 COVID-19 cases with Lagos State having the highest number of fresh infections for the day – 193. READ ALSO: 38 Nigerians, Two Foreigners Recover From COVID-19 In Lagos Giving a further breakdown of the new cases, the agency said they were recorded in 20 states in the West African country. It said Lagos is followed by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with 85 fresh cases of the virus with Oyo State having 41 persons infected. Other states which had new infections are: Edo –  38,  Kwara – 34,  Abia – 31,  Ogun – 29, Ondo – 28, Rivers –  26, and Osun – 21. The NCDC  further noted that other states with new cases are Akwa Ibom – 18,  Delta – 18, Enugu – 15, Kaduna – 13, Plateau – 11, Borno – 8, Bauchi – 7, Adamawa – 5, Gombe – 4 and Sokoto – 1 According to the NCDC, Nigeria has also discharged 10,801 with 616 deaths reported from the virus as of June 2nd, 2020.

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