- NCDC has confirmed 667 cases in Nigeria on Friday, June 19
- The NCDC in a late-night tweet disclosed that the 667 cases were spread across 23 states
- The health agency noted that Lagos state recorded 281 cases, followed by Abia, 48
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 667 cases of coronavirus in Nigeria on Friday, June 19.
According to the NCDC, the 667 cases were spread across 23 states.
The information released by the health agency indicated that Lagos state had the highest number of COVID-19 infections for the day with 281 cases, followed by Abia with 48 infections.
The 667 new cases are reported from 23 states- Lagos (281), Abia (48), Oyo (45), FCT ,(38), Ogun (37), Enugu (31), Ondo (23), Plateau (21), Edo (19), Delta (18), Rivers (18), Bayelsa (17), Akwa Ibom (17), Kaduna(14), Kano (12), Bauchi (9) Gombe (4), Osun (3), Benue (3), Nasarawa (3), Kwara (3), Ekiti (2), Borno (1).
With this, 19,147 cases have been confirmed, 6581 cases have been discharged and 487 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
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.
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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