The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Sunday, confirmed 490 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) bring the total infections in the country to 24,567.
The health agency, confirmed additional 7 new deaths to the virus, bring the total number of casualty to 565.
NCDC disclosed this development on its website.
According to the report, “On the 28th of June 2020, 490 new confirmed cases and 7 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.
“Till date, 24567 cases have been confirmed, 9007 cases have been discharged and 565 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“The 490 new cases are reported from 20 states- Lagos(118), Delta(84), Ebonyi(68), FCT(56), Plateau(39), Edo(29), Katsina(21), Imo(13), Ondo(12), Adamawa(11), Osun(8), Ogun(8), Rivers(6), Kano(5), Enugu(3),Bauchi(3), Akwa Ibom(3), Kogi(1), Oyo(1), Bayelsa(1).”
NCDC also stated that 130, 154 samples have been collected from 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The NCDC said that Its testing strategy for COVID19 is through real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).
As the National Public Health Institute, it said it remains committed to supporting every state in Nigeria in response to the ongoing COVID19 outbreak.
Meanwhile, the health agency said that Face shield without a face mask is not effective against COVID-19.