#COVID19: Nigeria Records 779 New COVID-19 Cases As Total Infections Exceed 24,000

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday, June 27 recorded 779 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the country, bring its total confirmed cases to 24,077.

NCDC confirmed this via its Twitter account late on Saturday.
Saturday’s new cases marked the highest daily increase since the health agency started reporting COVID-19 infections in February.
However, the number of cases has continued to increase as the country’s testing capacity is being ramped up.
Lagos, the country’s epicentre for the virus, reported the highest number of cases on Saturday with 285, while Rivers state recorded 68 new cases and the FCT 60.
Other states with new cases include Edo (60), Enugu (56), Delta (47), Ebonyi (42), Oyo (41), Kaduna (19), Ogun (18), Ondo (16), Imo (12), Sokoto (11), Borno (9), Nasarawa (8), Abia (5), Gombe (5), Kebbi (5), Kano (4), Yobe (3), Ekiti (3), and Osun (2).
The total number of deaths by the virus now stands at 558, while 8,625 patients have been successfully treated and discharged.
A breakdown of cases by state can be found via covid19.ncdc.gov.ng

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