Breakdown of Covid-19 cases in Nigeria as total exceeds 20,000 in 35 states, Abuja

Breakdown of Covid-19 cases in Nigeria as total exceeds 20,000 in 35 states, Abuja

The numbers of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria have continued to rise with hundreds of infections being recorded daily.

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The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet on Sunday night June 21, confirmed 436 new cases of the disease, taking the number of cases in Nigeria to 20, 244.

The NCDC revealed that 35 states and Abuja have confirmed cases of coronavirus.

Breaking down of cases by states as COVID-19 exceeds 20,000 infections
COVID-19 cases in Nigeria have continued to rise with hundreds of infections being recorded daily. Photo credits: Chikwe Ihekweazu
Source: Twitter

Below is the list of Nigerian states with confirmed COVID-19 cases.

States affected / Number of cases (Lab Confirmed)

1. Lagos: 8,576

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2. FCT: 1,567

3. Kano: 1,190

4. Oyo: 912

5. Rivers: 874

6. Edo: 784

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7. Ogun: 646

8. Kaduna: 580

9. Delta: 501

10. Borno: 468

11. Bauchi: 464

12. Gombe: 451

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13. Katsina: 426

14. Jigawa: 317

15. Plateau: 251

16. Ebonyi: 234

17. Imo: 234

18. Abia: 222

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19. Nasarawa: 184

20. Kwara: 180

21. Bayelsa: 169

22. Enugu: 144

23. Sokoto: 135

24. Ondo: 134

25. Zamfara: 76

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26. Kebbi: 67

27.Anambra: 66

28. Niger: 66

29. Akwa Ibom: 65

30. Osun: 60

31. Yobe: 56

32. Adamawa: 45

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33. Benue: 44

34. Ekiti: 35

35. Taraba: 18

36. Kogi: 3

Meanwhile, the federal government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have been dragged to court by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).

The human rights group is suing both respondents, including the health minister, Osagie Ehanire, over the spending of funds slated for tackling coronavirus in the country.

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Added to this, the socio-economic body is asking the NCDC to publish the number of tests for politicians as compared with those for common Nigerians.

In another report, Nigerian evacuees from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, have arrived in Abuja as the federal government intensifies efforts to bring back stranded nationals amid COVID-19.

The disclosure was made by the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

As the deadly coronavirus cases increase globally, Nigerians abroad have been indicating interest to return to the country and the federal government has been responding to their request.

The Nigerians arrived in Abuja on Friday, June 19, the same day Nigerians stranded in Pakistan arrived in the Federal Capital Territory.

Speaking about those that arrived from Pakistan, NIDCOM said they are now on compulsory 14 days self-isolation.

According to NIDCOM, the compulsory self-isolation is being observed according to the new protocol by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

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