Coronavirus: NCDC reports 348 new cases as Nigeria's total infections exceed 11,000

Coronavirus: NCDC reports 348 new cases as Nigeria's total infections exceed 11,000

- The NCDC has reported 348 new cases in 19 states in Nigeria, including the FCT

- The new report shows 90 people have recovered in the last 24 hours while one person died within the same period

- As of Wednesday night, June 3, Nigeria has 11,166 cases of Covid-19; with 3,329 recoveries and 315 deaths

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Nigeria's Covid-19 cases have exceeded 11,000 as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reports 348 new infections on Wednesday night, June 3.

The federal health agency announced the new cases in 19 states, including the Federal Capital Territory, via its verified official Twitter handle.

According to the latest NCDC report, Nigeria now has 11,166 cases of Covid-19; with 3,329 recoveries and 315 deaths.

Below is a breakdown of the new cases:

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Lagos-163

FCT-76

Ebonyi-23

Rivers-21

Delta-8

Nasarawa-8

Niger-8

Enugu-6

Bauchi-5

Edo-5

Ekiti-5

Ondo-5

Gombe-5

Benue-4

Ogun-2

Osun-1

Plateau-1

Kogi-1

Anambra-1

Legit.ng notes that 90 people have recovered in the last 24 hours while one person died within the same period.

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Meanwhile, about 812 health workers in Nigeria have been infected with the COVID-19 virus, the federal government has said.

Chikwe Ihekweazu, the director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made the disclosure on Tuesday, June 2, at a briefing in Abuja.

He said 29 out of the infected health workers are from the NCDC.

Ihekweazu stated that the government has distributed over 40,000 pieces of complete Personal protective equipment (PPE) to health workers, adding that it will continue to distribute PPE to health workers.

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He pointed out that Nigeria now has the third-highest number of confirmed COVID19 cases in Africa behind South Africa and Egypt.

Ihekweazu said the NCDC has increased its testing capacity.

In another report, the Lagos state's Ministry of Health has announced the recovery and discharge of 20 more COVID-19 patients after testing negative twice consecutively.

The ministry, through its verified Twitter handle on Wednesday, June 3, announced the discharge of six females and 14 males.

The latest discharge brings the total number of recoveries from the virus in the state to 928.

Eight of the patients were released from Eti-Osa (LandMark), 11 from Gbagada, one patient from Agidingbi.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Lagos state government on Tuesday, June 2, made known its position on the possibility of lifting the coronavirus-induced ban worship centres like churches and mosques.

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Speaking on Tuesday, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, the commissioner for home affairs, stated that as the epicentre of coronavirus, Lagos is not yet ripe to contain the risk involved in allowing religious gatherings again for now.

Elegushi pointed out that the agreement to keep worship centres shut until further notice was reached at the 2020 ministerial press briefing convened to honour Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu's first year in office.

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