- The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 573 new cases of coronavirus
- With this latest confirmation, Nigeria’s total infection rate is 16,658
- The data released by the NCDC showed that Lagos and Rivers state recorded the highest number of infections respectively
As the global pandemic called coronavirus ravages through the world, Nigeria's total infection rate rose to 16,658 as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 573 new cases.
The federal health agency in a tweet on its official handle at 11:50 pm on Monday, June 15, disclosed that 573 new cases spread across 20 states with Lagos taking the lead as the state with the highest number of infections.
Here is the full list as released by the NCDC via its official Twitter account:
The NCDC further revealed that in the last 24 hours 4 more people have died, bringing the total number of fatalities to 424, while 129 patients have been discharged after testing negative, increasing the recovered cases to 5,349.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases surpassed 16,000 on Sunday, June 14, as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control 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.
In other news, 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 NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, has listed five key ways Covid-19 patients are managed at isolation centres.
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