Nigeria COVID-19 Death toll Passes 500
Nigeria confirmed that 19 more people died from the coronavirus in the country over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 506..
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases also surged to 19,808 according to the data Centre for Disease Control shared on Twitter.
661 fresh cases were reported by the public health agency in 13 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
So far, a total of 6,718 patients have recovered and been discharged from isolation.
137 more recoveries were announced by the NCDC on Satutday night.
NCDC said: “On the 20th of June 2020, 661 new confirmed cases and 19 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.
“No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.
“Till date, 19808 cases have been confirmed, 6718 cases have been discharged and 506 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“The 661 new cases are reported from 14 states- Lagos (230), Rivers (127), Delta (83), FCT (60), Oyo (51), Edo (31),Bayelsa (27), Kaduna (25), Plateau (13), Ondo (6), Nasarawa (3), Ekiti (2), Kano (2), Borno (1).