BREAKING!!! Nigeria Records 684 New COVID-19 Cases


Nigeria has recorded 684 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 23, 298.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this on Friday via Twitter.

NCDC said that the 684 new confirmed cases were from 19 states, with five deaths as of June 26.

The health agency said that no new state reported a case in the past 24 hours.

The NCDC said that Lagos reported the highest number of cases with 259 new cases followed by Oyo with 79 new infections.

Others are: Katsina-69, Delta-66, Rivers-46, Ogun-23, Edo-22, Osun-22, Ebonyi-21, FCT-20, Kaduna-16, Ondo-10, Imo-9, Abia-9, Gombe-5, Plateau-4, Bauchi-4, Ekiti-2 and Anambra-1.

The NCDC said that till date, 23, 298 cases had been confirmed, with 14, 491 active cases; 8,253 treated and discharged cases; 125, 090 samples collected, and 554 deaths recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Nigeria has seen a significant increase in testing capacity recently.

This is a huge departure from the past where only 256 tests could be conducted in the first 30 days.

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