*As NNPC lays 200-bed hospital foundation in Borno
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Saturday, confirmed additional 389 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country, bringing the total infections in the most populous black race to 12, 233 cases.
This is also coming even as NCDC confirmed an additional nine new deaths to the virus, bringing the total death to the virus in the country to 342.
According to NCDC, Lagos, Federal Capital Territory, and Delta State recorded the highest cases, followed by Oyo, Borno, Rivers, Edo and Ebonyi states amongst others.
The agency in its microsite stated that, “On the 6th of June 2020, 389 new confirmed cases and 9 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.
“Till date, 12233 cases have been confirmed, 3826 cases have been discharged and 342 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“The 389 new cases are reported from 23 states- Lagos(66), FCT (50), Delta(32), Oyo(31), Borno (26), Rivers(24), Edo (23), Ebonyi(23), Anambra(17), Gombe(17), Nasarawa(14), Imo(12), Kano (12), Sokoto(12), Jigawa (8), Ogun(7), Bauchi (5), Kebbi (2), Kaduna(2), Katsina(2), Ondo(2), Abia(1), Niger(1).”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has laid the foundation for the construction of a 200-bed Emergency and Infectious Disease Hospital in Maiduguri.