Nigeria's COVID-19 cases have increased to 23,298 as the NCDC announced 684 new infections on Friday, June 26
- The new cases were recorded in 19 states, including the Federal Capital Territory
- According to the latest NCDC data, Nigeria now has 23,298 cases of COVID-19, with 8,253 recoveries and 554 deaths
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 684 new cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic as the total numbers now stand at 23,298.
Legit.ng reports that the NCDC released the newly recorded cases of the infectious disease via its official Twitter handle on the night of Friday, June 26,
The new cases were recorded in 19 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Lagos still topped the chart with 259 cases while Oyo and Katsina followed with 76 and 69 cases respectively.
The latest NCDC report shows that Nigeria now has 23,298 cases of COVID-19, with 8,253 recoveries and 554 deaths.
Below is the state by state breakdown of the new cases:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the commissioner for youth development and sports in Oyo state, Seun Fakorede, tested positive for COVID-19.
It was reported that the 28-year-old government official disclosed on Friday, June 26, that he had contracted the disease.
Fakorede said there was no need to panic as he is an asymptomatic carrier of the virus. The commissioner stated that he is well without any symptoms/breakdown.
Fakorede said COVID-19 is not in a death sentence and urged everyone to continue to do everything to minimize the spread of this disease.
In another report, the family of the late former governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi, announced the postponement of the burial of the deceased.
This was announced on Friday, June 26, by Ajimobi's spokesman, Bolaji Tunji, who told reporters in his Oluyole, Ibadan residence that the family would soon make an announcement of the burial programme.
Tunji said the funeral arrangements would be announced soon by the family, adding that it would be observed privately so as to be in accordance with the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines.
He had said: “The funeral arrangements will be announced soon by the family but it will be observed privately so as to be in accordance with the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines."
He appealed to sympathisers, who have been thronging his residence, to continue following NCDC guidelines by washing their hands, using face masks and keeping social distancing, among others.
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