455 dead, 5,623 recovered as Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases rise to 17,148

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Nigeria has confirmed increase in Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases to 17,148, as the country recorded 490 new cases on Tuesday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), disclosing this Tuesday night, said no fewer than 455 patients have died of coronavirus-related complications in the country.

The NCDC said, “On the 16th of June 2020, 490 new confirmed cases and 31 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

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

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“Till date, 17,148 cases have been confirmed, 5,623 cases have been discharged and 455 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 490 new cases are reported from 16 states – Lagos(142), FCT (60), Bayelsa(54), Rivers (39), Delta (37), Oyo (30), Kaduna (26), Imo (23), Enugu (19), Kwara (17), Gombe (11), Ondo(10), Bauchi (8), Ogun (7), Borno (6), Benue (1).”