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Africa News of Friday, 19 June 2020

Source: allafrica.com

Nigeria records highest daily spike of 745 coronavirus cases

Nigeria has recorded its highest daily spike of 745 new cases of Coronavirus, bringing to 18,480 the total number of confirmed cases in the country.

Announcing this Thursday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Lagos recorded 280 new cases, Oyo 103, Ebonyi 72, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) 60, Imo 46, Edo 34, Delta 33, Rivers 25, Kaduna 23, Ondo 16, Katsina 12, Kano 10, Bauchi eight, Borno seven, Kwara five, Gombe four, Sokoto and Enugu two each, while Yobe, Osun and Nasarawa one each.

It said: "Nigeria has recorded 18,480 cases of COVID-19. 6,307 persons have been discharged, while 475 persons have died."

There are now more than over 270,000 confirmed cases of Coronavirus across the African continent, with a number of countries imposing a range of prevention and containment measures against the spread of the pandemic.