Nigeria confirms 403 new cases of COVID-19

Nigeria confirms 403 new cases of COVID-19

- The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 403 new cases of coronavirus in the country

- With this latest confirmation, Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases have surpassed 16,000

- The data released by the NCDC showed that Gombe and Lagos state recorded the highest number of infections respectively

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases surpassed 16,000 on Sunday, June 14, as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 403 new cases of the virus.

The NCDC in a late-night tweet on its official handle disclosed that 403 new cases spread across 20 states with Gombe topping the list of states with the highest number of infections.

According to the data released by the NCDC, Gombe recorded 73 cases; Lagos-68; Kano-46; Edo-36; FCT-Abuja; Nasarawa-31; Kaduna-17; Oyo-16; Abia-15; Delta-13; Borno-13; Plateau-8; Niger-7; Rivers-7; Enugu-6; Ogun-6; Kebbi-3; Ondo-1; Anambra-1 and Imo-1.

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The NCDC further revealed that so far, the total number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria stands at 16,085, with 5220 persons discharged and 420 deaths recorded.

In another report, the Lagos state government on Sunday, June 14, has discharged 48 additional coronavirus patients, who tested negative twice to the virus.

This was disclosed by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu. He said that the patients discharged included 38 Nigerians and 10 foreigners.

”Good people of Lagos, today, 48 fully-recovered COVID-19 patients, 31 males and 17 females, including 10 foreign nationals – 2 Indians; 4 Americans; 2 polish; 1 Brazilian and 1 Dutch were discharged from our isolation facilities to reunite with society," Sanwo-Olu said.

”The patients, 1 from Onikan, 8 from Gbagada, 10 from Agidingbi, 14 from Lekki, 4 from Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital and 11 from Eti-Osa (LandMark) Isolation Centre were discharged, having fully recovered and tested negative to #COVID-19.

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Meanwhile, since Covid-19 does not have any known cure or vaccine yet, many Nigerians and others across the world have continuously asked how patients are being managed at isolation centres.

This has fueled many speculations especially as some Covid-19 survivors started claiming they were given malaria drugs while some said they were not given any drugs at all.

To address the information gap, the director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, has listed five key ways Covid-19 patients are managed at isolation centres.

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