Breaking: Nigeria records 663 COVID-19 cases in one day, as total infections hit 13,464

Breaking: Nigeria records 663 COVID-19 cases in one day, as total infection hits 13,464

Nigeria on Tuesday recorded its highest daily Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases with 663 new cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 13,464.

This came even as the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control(NCDC), announced through its official Twitter handle that as at June 9, four COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the country.

The health agency said that Lagos State recorded the highest number of infections for the day with 170 cases, followed by Ogun and Bauchi state with 108 and 69 cases respectively.

The NCDC said that the new cases showed that Ebonyi State had 49 infections, Edo (33), Rivers (30), FCT (29), Jigawa (26) and Delta (20).

Amongst others were  Anambra (17), Gombe (16), Kano (16), Imo (15), Abia (14), Borno (11), Oyo (11), Plateau (8), Kebbi (6), Kaduna (6), Ondo (4).

Niger and Katsina had two cases each while Osun, Ekiti, Kwara and Nasarawa recorded one case each.

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The health agency said that till date, 13,464 cases had been confirmed out of which 8893 were active cases, 4206 cases treated and discharged and 365 deaths recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Meanwhile, NCDC said it had activated three additional laboratories in the country, bringing the total number of laboratories that could carry out PCR testing for coronavirus disease in Nigeria to 33.

The health agency said it had stayed on track, in its goal to rapidly scale up laboratory testing for COVID-19 in Nigeria.

The NCDC stated that the three new laboratories were  Biorepository and Clinical Virology Laboratory UCH, Ibadan, Oyo, Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, Infectious Disease Unit, General Hospital, Ituk Mkpang, Akwa-Ibom and  Jigawa State Molecular Laboratory, Dutse.


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