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    Thursday, June 18, 2020

    NCDC Reports 745 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Nigeria

    Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 745 new cases of COVID-19, the highest number in a single day, since the first confirmed case in Nigeria was announced on 27 February 2020, when an Italian citizen in Lagos tested positive for the virus, caused by SARS-CoV-2.

    The new update by the health agency brings the country's total number of confirmed cases to 18,480.

    Lagos reported the highest number of cases with 280, Oyo reported 103 cases, Ebonyi with 72 cases, FCT reported 60 cases and Imo with 46 cases, the seasoned public-health institute said on Thursday.

    In Edo state 34 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded, Delta had 33 cases, Rivers reported 25 cases, Kaduna recorded 23 cases, Ondo had 16 cases and Katsina confirmed 12 cases.

    While Kano reported ten cases, Bauchi had eight cases, Borno confirmed seven cases, Kwara had five cases, Gombe reported four cases, Sokoto and Enugu confirmed two cases each, also Yobe, Osun and Nasarawahad one case each.

    The health agency also said that the new cases were reported in 20 states and Federal Capital Territory.
    Six deaths were recorded from the virus on Thursday, raising the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 475.
    However, 340 patients were discharged after testing negative to the virus, bringing total number of people recovered and discharged to 6,307.

    Nigeria has tested 106,006 persons since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced on 27 February 2020.

    On the 18th of June 2020, 745 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
    No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.
    Till date, 18480 cases have been confirmed, 6307 cases have been discharged and 475 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

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