COVID-19 Update: NCDC Reports 745 New Cases, Tally Now 18,480 Nationwide

  • 8.5m cases globally

BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – On a day that Nigeria recorded its single highest coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in 24 hours, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the spike, which is hugely worrisome, has taken the country’s total to 18,480 cases.

According to figures released by the NCDC late on Thursday night, 745 new cases came in as the daily reported infections with five new fatalities and still counting.

For the NCDC, which also announced the successful discharge of 344 patients from different isolation centres across the country, the fresh cases were reported from 21 states.

These rising numbers from Nigeria added to the latest figures published by Johns Hopkins University indicating that 8,453,080 cases have been detected worldwide. The reports also said there are 453,216 deaths so far, but noted that 4,141,975 people have recovered from the deadly virus globally.

However, with no drastic changes in states’ standings on the NCDC’s reporting chart for the virus infections, Lagos maintained its epicentre status with 280 new cases. This figure has now taken the State’s total number of confirmed cases to 7,896 patients

The NCDC said on its official Twitter handle that: “On the 18th of June 2020, 745 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

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

“Till date, 18480 cases have been confirmed, 6307 cases have been discharged and 475 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”

Breakdown of the 745 new cases from 21 states indicated thus: Lagos – (280), Oyo – (103), Ebonyi – (72), FCT – (60), Imo – (46), Edo – (34), Delta – (33), Rivers – (25) and Kaduna – (23).

Also listed are: Ondo – (16), Katsina – (12), Kano – (10), Bauchi – (8), Borno – (7), Kwara – (5), Gombe – (4), Sokoto – (2), Enugu – (2), Yobe – (1), Osun – (1) and Nasarawa – (1)

Below are Tweets by ‎@NCDCgov

Replying to @NCDCgov
A breakdown of cases by state can be found via #TakeResponsibility

A sudden loss of taste & smell with fever, headache or runny nose may be #COVID19

Please do not ignore these symptoms. Call your state hotline immediately to arrange for a test

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Covid-19 Presidential Task Force (PTF) | Nigeria

Replying to @DigiCommsNG
National Coordinator: We relaxed the lockdown to sustain the livelihood of Nigerians, and to sustain our economy. Not because Covid-19 is no longer a threat. In fact you’re more likely to contract Covid today than ever before. We must take personal responsibility. #PTFCOVID19

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A breakdown of cases by state can be found via #TakeResponsibility

Today, DG @Chikwe_I joined state officials at the opening of the new #Lassafever Treatment Centre in @bhuth_jos. It will also be used for other infectious diseases

In 2019, NCDC funded the establishment of this centre via the public health emergencies component @huwegov

“Every treatement regimen to be used in Nigeria’s response to #COVID19 must be supported by science”

~ Boss Mustapha, Chairman @PTFCOVID19

The #COVID19Nigeria situation report for 17th June, 2020 has been published.

Our daily #COVID19 situation reports provide a summary of the epidemiological situation & response activities in Nigeria.

Download via: …#TakeResponsibility

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A breakdown of cases by state can be found via #TakeResponsibility

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