COVID-19: Nigeria records 31 deaths, 490 new cases in 24 hours.

Fear and anxiety as  Nigeria records 31 deaths, 490 new cases in 24 hours.The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 490 confirmed new coronavirus cases in the country on Tuesday. The 490 cases announced by the Centre for Disease Control takes the total number of confirmed cases to 17,148.

It also reported the discharge of 274 patients from isolation centers across the country with 31 new deaths reported. “On the 16th of June 2020, 490 new confirmed cases and 31 deaths were recorded in Nigeria No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

As at last count  17148 cases have been confirmed, 5623 cases have been discharged and 455 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory”.

The 490 new cases are reported from 16 states- 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) Meanwhile, since 31 December 2019 and as of 16 June 2020, 8 000 847 cases of COVID-19  including 436 632 deaths.

 Cases which have been reported from: Africa: 251 277 cases; the five African countries reporting most cases are South Africa (73 533), Egypt (46 289), Nigeria (16 658), Ghana (11 964) and Algeria (11 031). Asia: 1 630 329 cases;

The five countries reporting most cases are India (343 091), Iran (189 876), Turkey (179 831), Pakistan (148 921) and Saudi Arabia (132 048). America: 3 907 668 cases.

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