Nigeria records 627 new COVID-19 cases, another high in 2 days, total now 15,181


Nigeria has recorded 627 new COVID-19 cases, making it another high for two consecutive days.

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), making the announcement on Friday, said Nigeria now has 15,181 cases of the COVID-19.

The NCDC also said that as at June 12, there were 12 deaths recorded, adding that no new state had reported a case in the last 24 hours.

NCDC said that Lagos state again led the state ranking with 229 new cases. Abuja 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).

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The NCDC said that till date, 15,181 cases had been confirmed, 9,891 active cases 4891 cases have been treated and discharged deaths , 88, 432 samples have been collected, and 399 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The health agency said that in spite of the difficulties faced as it responds to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in the country, it will remain focused and committed to its  mandate of protecting the health of all Nigerians.

The NCDC called on Nigerians as they celebrate Democracy Day to reflect on their  journey as a nation and take responsibility for the future they all seek.

The NCDC said it is ready to make use of the  GeneXpert labs in locations for testing and would start functioning on June 14.

It also enlightened that, the measures for COVID-19 still remain in the easing of lockdown phase two in public spaces, such as mandatory use of face masks, temperature checks, physical distancing of two metres, facility and business owners must provide hand washing facilities or sanitizers.