Nigeria records 685 new COVID-19 cases, total now 20,919

NCDC DG, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, during his visit with members of DFID Nigeria to Central Public Health Laboratory, Yaba, Lagos State, where DFID Nigeria donated PCR equipment to this lab, being one of 38 in the COVID-19 Molecular Laboratory Network

Nigeria, on Monday, identified another 685 people infected with COVID-19, bringing the total to of confirmed case in the country to 20,919.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), announcing this late Monday night, said, no new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

The NCDC statement read: “On the 22nd of June 2020, 675 new confirmed cases and 7 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

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

“Till date, 20,919 cases have been confirmed, 7,109 cases have been discharged and 525 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 675 new cases are reported from 21 states – Lagos(288), Oyo (76), Rivers (56), Delta (31), Ebonyi (30), Gombe (28), Ondo (20), Kaduna (20), Edo (20), Ogun (17), FCT (16), Edo (13), Abia (10), Nasarawa (9), Imo (9), Bayelsa (8), Borno (8), Katsina (8), Sokoto (3), Bauchi (3), Plateau (2).”