COVID-19: Nigeria records highest death toll in a day as samples tested hit 100,000 mark




Concerns are heightening over the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria after casualties hit a record high on Wednesday.
Also, total samples tested have now hit the 100,000 mark, coming in at 103, 799.
Loudviews can report that 14 deaths were recorded on Wednesday, June 17, the highest in a day so far; as the country battles to rein in the rampaging COVID-19. The latest casualties have further seen the death toll rise to 469 in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, 587 new cases of COVID-19 were reported across Nigeria on Wednesday. Consequently, the new cases have seen Nigeria’s confirmed case profile rise to 17, 735. Equally important, Lagos accounted for the majority of new cases yesterday. The state recorded 155 out of the 587 new cases reported nationwide.
In addition, 10 other states and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) racked up double figures in new cases. The states are Edo – 75, Rivers – 65 new cases, Oyo with 56, Delta – 50, and Bayelsa – 25. Others are Plateau and Kaduna which recorded 18 new cases each, Enugu – 17 as well as Borno and Ogun with 12 each. On its part, the FCT accounted for 67 new cases.

In summary, a total of 17 states and the FCT were responsible for the 587 new cases of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, an additional 344 patients have recovered from the COVID-19 infection in Nigeria. The latest recoveries, all of whom have been discharged, have swelled the ranks of recoveries in Nigeria to 5,967.
The foregoing statistics were made available by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday. This was disclosed via its verified handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.
Specifically, the NCDC tweeted: ‘‘587 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-155, Edo-75, FCT-67, Rivers-65, Oyo-56, Delta-50, Bayelsa-25, Plateau-18, Kaduna-18, Enugu-17, Borno-12, Ogun-12, Ondo-7, Kwara-4, Kano-2, Gombe-2, Sokoto-1, Kebbi-1. 17,735 confirmed. 5,967 discharged. 469 deaths.’’
In addition, active cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria is currently pegged at 11, 299 as at Wednesday.

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