Nigeria records 663 new cases, as total hits 13,464

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Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 663 new cases of COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of infected persons in the country to 13,464. 

The number of new cases, which was released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) last night, is the highest single-day infection to be recorded in the country since the index case was reported on February 27. 

NCDC also said that no fewer than 365 patients have died of coronavirus-related complications in the country while 4,206 representing 31.2 per cent of the total have recovered.

Lagos, Ogun, and Bauchi recorded the highest number of the new cases recorded on Tuesday.

It said, “On the 9th of June 2020, 663 new confirmed cases and 4 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 13464 cases have been confirmed, 4206 cases have been discharged and 365 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 663 new cases are reported from 26 states – Lagos (170), Ogun (108), Bauchi (69), Ebonyi (49), Edo (33), Rivers (30), FCT (26), Jigawa (26), Delta (20), Anambra (17), Gombe (16), Kano (16), Imo (15), Abia (14), Borno (11), Oyo (11), Plateau (8), Kebbi (6), Kaduna (6), Ondo (4), Niger (2), Katsina (2), Osun (1), Ekiti (1), Kwara (1), Nasarawa (1).”