COVID-19:Nigeria’s Cases Surpass 20,000 Mark

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Confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria pushed past the 20,000 mark as the Centre for Disease Control confirmed 436 new cases.

The total number of confirmed cases nationwide is now 20,244, this includes 12,487 active cases.

The death toll also rose by 12 to 518, the public health agency said.

Of those originally infected nationwide, 161 were discharged over the past 24 hours , total recoveries now stamd at 6,879, the NCDC added.

Meanwhile, 113, 575 samples have been tested countrywide with 3, 523 test done in the last 24 hours

NCDC said: “On the 21st of June 2020, 436 new confirmed cases and 12 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

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

“Till date, 20244 cases have been confirmed, 6879 cases have been discharged and 518 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 436 new cases are reported from 19 states- Lagos (169), Oyo (52), Plateau (31), Imo (29), Kaduna (28), Ogun (23), FCT (18), Enugu (18), Bauchi (17), Bayelsa (14), Rivers (8), Osun (6), Kano (6), Edo(5), Benue (5), Adamawa (3), Borno (2), Abia (1), Ekiti (1)

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