- The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced that Nigeria recorded 566 new cases of coronavirus
- The data released by the NCDC on Monday, June 29, showed that Lagos state recorded the highest number of infections
- With this latest confirmation, the total number of infections in the country has risen to 25,133
As coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage throughout the world, Nigeria's total infection rate has now exceeded more than 25,000.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed the country recorded 566 new cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 25,133.
The federal health agency in a tweet on its official handle at 11:23 pm on Monday, June 29, disclosed that the disease spread across 20 states.
Lagos takes the lead once again with 166 cases as the state with the highest number of infections as Oyo and Delta come in second and third respectively with 66 and 53 cases each.
The NCDC further revealed that the total number of fatalities has risen to 573, while 9,402 patients have been discharged after testing negative.
Here is the full list as released by the NCDC via its official Twitter account:
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the NCDC has said the federal government cannot reopen schools at the moment because of the poor public perception and compliance to health protocol on COVID-19.
Yahya Disu, the head of NCDC’s risk communication, explained that re-opening schools now will further spread the disease because children were at risk of contracting the virus due to their inability to comply with the protocols.
Disu made the statement during a webinar which was partly supported by the European Union, (EU).
In a related development, NCDC has cautioned against mistaking face shields for face masks, saying the former cannot guarantee protection against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The national disease control agency issued the warning during the weekend amid the spike in the case of coronavirus over the last three weeks.
NCDC said there is no confirmation on the effectiveness of face shields in preventing Covid-19 when used alone in non-healthcare settings.
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