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Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases now 13,873 with 409 new infections

Nigeria on Wednesday night reported 409 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country and 17 new deaths.

The new statistics brings the total number of infections in Nigeria to 13,873 while total number of deaths to 382.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said through its Twitter handle that Lagos State, Nigeria’s economic capital and epicentre for the COVID-19 pandemic, recorded the highest number of infections for the day with 201 cases.

According to NCDC, “on the 10th of June 2020, 409 new confirmed cases and 17 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new State has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

The NCDC said that 82,935 samples have been tested so far, out of which 13,873 cases have been confirmed positive.

Also, 9,086 cases are still active, 4,351 cases have been treated and discharged while 382 deaths have been recorded in 35 States of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The 409 new cases were reported from 16 States, namely, Lagos (201), FCT (85), Delta (22), Edo (16), Nasarawa (14), Borno (14), Kaduna (14), Bauchi (10), Rivers (9), Enugu (5), Kano (5), Ogun (4), Ondo (4), Baylesa (2), Kebbi (2), Plateau (2).

On Tuesday, Nigeria recorded its highest daily figure with 663 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections.

This skyrocketed the number of confirmed cases to 13,464, from 12, 801.

Relatively, NCDC disclosed on Wednesday that one hundred days after the 1st COVID-19 case was recorded in Nigeria, the NCDC National Reference Laboratory has supported 29 more laboratories to develop capacity for COVID-19 testing.

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