Abia State on Sunday, confirmed 67 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, bringing the total number of infections from the virus 12,486.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, confirmed this development on its microsite on Sunday evening.
According to him, “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.
“Till date, 12486 cases have been confirmed, 3959 cases have been discharged and 354 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory
“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).”
The NCDC also disclosed that it erroneously reported 7 new cases in Jigawa on Saturday.
The agency said: “Following further review, we can confirm that these were repeat tests for previously confirmed cases
“We apologise for this error and remain committed to ensuring transparent and accurate reporting of test results.”
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government says it discharged 31 coronavirus patients on Sunday, bringing the total number of patients successfully treated to 1,025 so far.
Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Oluannounced this in a statement in Lagos.
“Good people of Lagos, today, 31 fully recovered COVID-19 Lagos patients; 25 males and six females were discharged from the Onikan, Gbagada, Agidingbi, Lekki and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Isolation facilities to reunite with the society.
“The patients, six from Onikan, four from Gbagada, two from Agidingbi, six from Lekki and 13 from LUTH Isolation Centres were discharged having fully recovered and tested negative to COVID-19.
“With this, the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases that have been successfully managed and discharged in Lagos has risen to 1025,’’ Sanwo-Olu said.