COVID-19: Nigeria Records 587 more Infections, 14 Deaths


The Nigeria Centte for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 587 new cotonavirus infections and fourteen (14) new deaths.

In its daily update, the NCDC said a total of 469 have died in the country while 17,735 have been infected.

On a bright note, the total number of recoveries reached 5,967 including 344 registered in the past 24 hours, the public health agency tweeted.

Meanwhile, data from the NCDC report shows that a total of 103,799 people have been tested for coronavirus in the country.

NCDC said “On the 17th of June 2020, 587 new confirmed cases and 14 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 17735 cases have been confirmed, 5967 cases have been discharged and 469 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 587 new cases are reported from 18 states- Lagos (155), Edo (75), FCT (67), Rivers (65), Oyo (56), Delta (50), Bayelsa (25), Plateau (18), Kaduna (18), Enugu (17), Borno (12), Ogun (12), Ondo (7), Kwara (4), Kano (2), Gombe (2), Sokoto (1), Kebbi (1)