Nigeria continues to witness a steady rise in the number of coronavirus cases, reporting 627 fresh cases of COVID-19, pushing the total infections past the 15,000 mark, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said.
Amid the spike in cases, authorities have warned that the number of cases will rise as testing capacity increases.
According to the NCDC, the country has now confirmed at least 15,181 cases of the novel coronavirus with 399 deaths and 4,891 recovered patients.
Again, in Friday’s reporting, Lagos led the state ranking with 229 new cases. The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) trailed behind, reporting 65 new infections.
Other states with new infections include Abia (54), Borno (42), Oyo (35), Rivers (28), Rivers (28), Edo (28), Gombe (27), Ogun (21), Plateau (18), Delta (18), Bauchi (10), Kaduna (10), Benue (9), Ondo (8), Kwara (6), Nasarawa (4), Enugu (4), Sokoto (3), Niger (3), Kebbi (3), Yobe (1), and Kano (1).
627 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria
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— NCDC (@NCDCgov) June 12, 2020
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