Nigeria’s COVID-19 Update: New Cases 779, Total 24,077

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By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA, Lagos

Twenty-one states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja recorded 779 new cases of Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Saturday, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported on its twitter account yesterday.

The new cases occurred in Lagos 285, Rivers 68, FCT 60, Edo 60, Enugu 56, Delta 47, Ebonyi 42, Oyo 41, Kaduna 19, Ogun 18, Ondo 16, Imo 12, Sokoto 11, Borno 9, Nasarawa 8, Abia 5, Gombe 5, Kebbi 5, Kano 4, Yobe 3, Ekiti 3 and Osun 2.

As of 11.42 p.m. on Saturday, 27th June 2020, Nigeria reported a total of 24,077 cases of the worldwide pandemic since the index case was found in the country.

NCDC said that out of the total figure,  8,625 patients diagnosed with the disease had been discharged from isolation centres, and 558 deaths occurred.

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