The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control reported that 31 persons had died due to COVID-19 on Tuesday. This made it the highest number of fatalities since the WHO declared COVID-19 as a pandemic on 11 March 2020.
The NDCD also confirmed and additional 490 new cases of the COVID-19, which brought the total number of infections in the country to a staggering 17,148.
The NCDC announced this on it’s through their Twitter handle. They also said that, as of June 16, 2020, the new cases were reported in 16 states while no new state reported a case in the last 24 hours.
The NCDC said that Lagos and Abuja reported the highest number of cases with a combined total of 202 new cases. The center also said that ”16 states reported 490 new cases- Lagos(142), FCT(60), Bayelsa(54), Rivers(39), Delta(37), Oyo(30), Kaduna(26), Imo(23), Enugu(19), Kwara(17), Gombe(11), Ondo(10), Bauchi(8), Ogun(7), Borno(6), Benue(1).
The NCDC said that till date,17,148 cases have been confirmed, 11,070 active cases 5,623 cases have been treated and discharged deaths, 96, 402 samples have been collected, and 455 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.