“67 In Abia, 40 In Abuja” – Nigeria Confirms 260 New Cases Of Coronavirus As Total Rises To 12,486

June 8, 2020
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 260 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infection in Nigeria to 12,486.

The NCDC, who disclosed this in a tweet on Sunday night, said that Abia State recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases with 67 new infections.

Lagos State, which has consistently topped the charts, had 38 positive cases, which was only good enough for third spot behind Abuja (FCT) which had 40.

A further breakdown of the new cases showed that Ogun State has 19 infections, Gombe (16), Edo (14), Imo (9), Kwara (8) and Katsina (8).

Others are Nasarawa (8), Borno (8), Kaduna (6), Bauchi (5), Ekiti (4), Niger (2), Ondo (2), Plateau (2), Kano (2), and Sokoto (2).

A breakdown of the total figure showed that the country recorded 3,959 recoveries and 21 new fatalities making the total 354.

“On the 7th of June 2020, 260 new confirmed cases and 12 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

The 260 new cases are reported from 19 states- Abia(67), FCT(40), Lagos(38), Ogun(19), Gombe(16), Edo(14), Imo(9), Kwara(8), Katsina(8), Nasarawa(8), Borno(8), Kaduna(6), Bauchi(5), Ekiti(4), Niger(2), Ondo(2), Plateau(2), Kano(2), Sokoto(2).

“Till date, 12,486 cases have been confirmed, 3959 cases have been discharged and 354 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”

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