Nigeria confirms 315 new COVID-19 cases, total now 12,801

Nigeria confirms 315 new COVID-19 cases, total now 12,801

- The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced 315 new cases of coronavirus in the country

- The latest confirmation by the health agency brings the total number of confirmed cases to 12,801, with 4,040 recoveries and 361 deaths

- Lagos continues to take the lead with 128 new cases in Nigeria's commercial capital

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Coronavirus continues to spread as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 315 new cases of COVID-19 in the country.

The health agency who made the disclosure on Monday, June 8, via its Twitter page at about 11:41 pm announced the new cases in 13 states and the FCT.

The health agency noted that the latest confirmation brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 12,801.

Lagos once again topped the list with the highest number, 128, with the FCT coming in second with 34 new cases. Katsina state had the least number of new cases recording just two.

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This means there are now 12,801 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. While 4,040 have been discharged, 361 people have died due to the viral disease.

Below is a list of states with the recorded new cases:

Lagos- 128


Rivers- 32

Edo- 28

Oyo- 22

Kaduna- 20

Gombe- 13

Ogun- 8

Plateau- 5

Delta- 7

Kwara- 7

Kano- 5

Bauchi- 4

Katsina- 2

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Earlier, reported that the Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, tested positive for the COVID-19 infection. The state commissioner of information, John Okiyi Kalu, made the disclosure in a statement on Monday, June 8.

Kalu said the governor had gone into isolation and directed his deputy governor to act on his behalf pending the time he resumes duty. The commissioner urged all people in Abia state to take the fight against COVID-19 serious because the disease is real.

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In a related development, the federal government has so far released the total sum of N22.163 billion to the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 since the war against coronavirus began in the country.

This was disclosed by the chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, on Monday, June 8.

He was speaking at the investigative hearing on the management and utilization of the funds accrued into the COVID-19 coffers so far including grants and other resources, held by the House committee on public accounts.

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