Nigeria records 745 COVID-19 cases in one day, total now above 18,000

Nigeria records 745 COVID-19 cases in one day, total now above 18,000

- The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed the highest single-day COVID-19 cases with 745 infections.

- The NCDC in a late-night tweet on Thursday, June 18, disclosed that the 745 cases were spread across 21 states

- The health agency noted that Lagos state recorded 280 cases, followed by Oyo with 103 infections

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed the highest single-day COVID-19 cases with 745 infections.

The NCDC in a late-night tweet on Thursday, June 18, disclosed that the 745 cases were spread across 21 states.

BREAKING: Nigeria Records Highest Single Day COVID-19 Infections
COVID-19 cases in Nigeria are on the rise despite efforts to check the spread of the disease. Photo credits: Twitter - NCDC
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The information released by the health agency indicated that Lagos state had the highest number of COVID-19 infections for the day with 280 cases, followed by Oyo with 103 infections.

The NCDC said other states with infections for the day include: Ebonyi-72, Abuja-60, Imo-46; Edo-34; Delta-33; Rivers-25; Kaduna-23; Ondo-16; Katsina-12; Kano-10; Bauchi-8; Borno-7; Kwara-5; Gombe-4; Sokoto-2; Enugu-2; Yobe-1; Osun-1 and Nasarawa-1

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The health agency stated that a total of 18,480 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the country, while 6,307 patients have been discharged and 475 deaths have been recorded.

Below is the list of states with recorded COVID-19 infections.

Meanwhile, in spite of the daily increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the country, the National Orientation Agency (NOA) has expressed concern that some people in rural communities don't believe the dangers of the virus, Nigerian Tribune reports.

The agency made this known through the director-general, Dr. Garba Abari, during the presentation of its observations on sensitization activities in the fight against coronavirus.

The NOA while raising the alarm explained that the disbelief among rural communities of the impact and dangers the virus poses is a serious risk to Nigeria.

Though Nigerians are aware of the deadly virus, some still do not believe the danger and impact of COVID-19. NOA also added that Nigerians generally disobey the prevention protocols.

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Dr Abari said that many Nigerians in order to avoid security agencies only make use of face masks or if they find themselves in a place where it becomes compulsory.

In another news, USAID on Thursday, June 18, made good its promise to assist Kaduna state government in its fight against COVID-19.

USAID sent the mobile testing vehicle to the state government which will be used to expand community testing.

On his Twitter page, Governor Nasir El-Rufai said that the vehicle was received by the state government.

The governor disclosed that the state will use the vehicle to increase community testing in Kaduna.

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