- Nigeria has confirmed 436 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 20,244
- The confirmation of the infections was announced by the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC)
- The new infections were spread across 19 states with Lagos having the highest number of cases
Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases have exceeded 20,000 as the country recorded 436 new infections.
The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in a tweet on Sunday night June 21.
According to the health agency, the new infections were spread across 19 states with Lagos having the highest number with 169 cases.
Other affected states are Oyo with 52, Plateau - 31; Imo - 29; Kaduna - 28, Ogun - 23, the Abuja - 18; Enugu - 18; Bauchi - 17, Bayelsa - 14, Rivers 8; Osun - 6; Kano - 6; Edo - 5; Benue - 5; Adamawa - 3, Borno - 2; Abia - 1; Ekiti - 1.
The NCDC also noted that a total of 6,879 patients have recovered and have been discharged, while the COVID-19 death toll now stands at 518.
The 436 new COVID-19 infections were spread across 19 states as seen in the list below:
Meanwhile, as governments across levels channel efforts against the coronavirus scourge, the presidential task force on Covid-19 said things may dive down to worse as more fatalities may be recorded in the coming weeks.
Speaking with pressmen, Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation and chairman of the presidential task force on Covid-19, made this known as virus ravages the country.
Mustapha attributed the spike in the number of cases to the large scale testing which the country has embarked upon. The PTF chairman, however, warned against the inevitable danger ahead, saying Nigeria may get into panic mode soon.
The SSG also enjoined Nigerians to support the federal government's efforts against the Covid-19 pandemic.
In another news report, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, the general overseer of Christ Embassy, has reacted to the guidelines rolled out by the federal government for the gradual reopening of churches.
In a video that has been trending online, the pastor said that one cannot say they believe in Jesus Christ and be afraid of viruses, adding that Jesus healed the sick by touching them in the bible.
The clergyman condemned many ministers of God who have been supporting government control of religious houses.
He said pastors who are scared of the disease need prayers. Pastor Chris added that the reason churches are still shut down is not because of government but men of God who convinced the government not to allow them open.
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