- 452 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in 14 states on Tuesday, June 23
- Lagos, Nigeria's epicentre of the coronavirus, recoded 209 new cases as infection rises
- Total cases have now passed 21,000 threshold as Covid-19 continues to take swipe at Nigeria
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The central collective response against the coronavirus crisis was on Tuesday, June 23, deflated as Nigeria recorded 452 new cases of Covid-19 in fourteen states.
This was contained in the report of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which brings the total confirmed infections to 21,371.
The disease control agency reported fresh 209 cases in Lagos which is the epicentre of the virus in Nigeria with 9073 cases. This amounts to about 49% of the total cases nationwide.
NCDC also announced new 67 cases in Oyo state, followed by Delta with 37 cases, Ogun state with 36 and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with 22 cases.
Abia state has new 20 cases, Enugu has 16, Bauchi has 15, Kaduna and Ondo states have 8 new cases each while Osun has new 7 cases.
Both Imo and Benue states have three cases respectively while Borno state closed the log with just one case.
Of the 21,371 confirmed cases nationwide, NCDC said 7,338 cases have been successfully discharged while official casualty figure stands at 533.
Globally, there are 9,359,278 cases in the world, 479,879 fatalities and 5,046,269 recoveries shared across over two hundred countries and territories.
In Africa, South Africa continues to lead the pack with 106,108 infections followed by Egypt on the log with 58,141. Nigeria sits on the third place with 21,371, followed by its West African brother Ghana with 14,568.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the federal government has disclosed that it has not yet fully commenced home treatment for COVID-19 patients.
The minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, speaking during the presidential task force briefing on COVID-19, said the home treatment of COVID-19 patients is not yet fully operational.
He said anyone carrying out treatments at home without assigned clinical supervision was doing something wrong. The minister stated that various states are still considering home treatment as an option for COVID-19 patients.
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