- 241 new cases of the deadly Covid-19 have been reported in Nigeria
- The fresh cases were announced by the NCDC on Tuesday night
- Nigeria's Covid-19 cases have now hit 10,819 with total recoveries standing at 3,239
The efforts and general response of the government against the coronavirus pandemic seem to be outmuscled by the spike in the number of the infections as 241 new cases were recorded on Tuesday, June 2.
Nigeria's Covid-19 cases have now hit 10,819 after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced the fresh cases in a tweet at exactly 11:47 pm.
The cases were announced in fourteen states by the national disease control agency with Lagos taking the mass share of the new infection. The commercial capital has 142 new cases as its total infection now stands on 5,277 figure.
NCDC reported 15 cases in Oyo, 13 in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), 12 in Kano, 11 in Edo state, 10 in Delta.
The agency also announced 9 new cases in Kaduna and Rivers state each. 8 cases were reported in Borno, 4 in Jigawa, 3 cases in Gombe and Plateau each. One case was reported in both Bauchi and Osun states.
3,239 people have been successfully discharged after scaling through the scare of the virus, while 314 total fatalities have been reported since the outbreak of the virus in February.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has disclosed that the next stage in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic would be driven by state governments.
The chairman of the task force, Boss Mustapha, made the disclosure on Sunday evening, May 31, shortly after a meeting with Buhari.
Mustapha noted that the local government, the traditional institutions, and religious leaders will play an important role in checking the spread of the virus.
He also revealed the next line of action by the PTF would depend on the orders from Buhari after he must have considered the recommendations put before him by the PTF.
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