Nigeria records 663 new cases of COVID-19, highest daily infections

Nigeria has recorded its highest daily COVID-19 infections with 663 new cases, the Nigeria Center For Disease Control (NCDC), said on Tuesday.

This brings the total number of infections in the country to 13,464.

The NCDC announced this via its official Twitter handle, adding that as at June 9, four deaths were recorded in the country.

The health agency said that Lagos State recorded the highest number of infections for the day with 170 cases while Ogun and Bauchi had 108 and 69 cases respectively.

The NCDC said that the new cases showed that Ebonyi State had 49 infections, Edo (33), Rivers (30), FCT (29), Jigawa (26) and Delta (20).

Amongst others were  Anambra (17), Gombe (16), Kano (16), Imo (15), Abia (14), Borno (11), Oyo (11), Plateau (8), Kebbi (6), Kaduna (6), Ondo (4).

Niger and Katsina had two cases each while Osun, Ekiti, Kwara and Nasarawa recorded one case each.

The health agency said that till  date, 13,464 cases had been confirmed out of which 8,893 were active cases; 4,206 cases treated and discharged while 365 deaths recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The agency had  activated three additional laboratories in the country, bringing the total number of laboratories that could carry out PCR testing for coronavirus disease in Nigeria to 33.

The health agency said it had  stayed on track, in its goal to rapidly scale up laboratory testing for COVID-19 in Nigeria.

The NCDC stated that the three new laboratories were  Biorepository and Clinical Virology Laboratory UCH, Ibadan, Oyo , Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, Infectious Disease Unit, General Hospital, Ituk Mkpang, Akwa-Ibom and  Jigawa State Molecular Laboratory, Dutse.

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