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COVID-19: Nigeria hits 22,614 as NCDC announces 595 new cases in 21 states

The central collective response to the coronavirus crisis was on Thursday 25 June when Nigeria recorded 594 new cases of Covid-19 in 21 states.

This is according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) report, which brings the total number of confirmed infections to 22,614.

The disease control authority reported a new 159 cases in Lagos, the epicentre of the virus in Nigeria with 9482 cases. This represents about 49% of the total number of cases nationwide.

Breakdown of Covid-19 cases in Nigeria by state, over 11,000 in total
The NCDC also announced new 106 cases in Delta State, followed by Ondo with 44 cases, Edo State with 34 cases and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with 34 cases.

Oyo and Kaduna states each have 33 new cases, Enugu 28, Katsina 25, Imo 22, Adamawa 22, Adamawa 15 and Ogun 12 new cases.

Osun State has 11 cases, Abia 11 cases, Rivers 6 cases, Nasarawa, Bauchi and Niger 5 cases each. Kebbi has 4 cases, followed by Ekiti with 3 cases. Meanwhile Plateau and Taraba completed the protocol with 1 case each.

Of the 22,614 cases confirmed nationwide, 7,822 cases were successfully completed according to the NCDC, while the official number of victims is 549.

Worldwide, there are 9,711,780 cases, 491,797 deaths and 5,247,174 restorations, spread over more than two hundred countries and territories.

In Africa, South Africa continues to lead the field with 118,375 infections, followed by Egypt with 61,130 infections. Nigeria is in third place with 22,614, followed by its West African brother Ghana with 15,473.

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Meanwhile, Newsdesk.ng reported that the federal government has reported that it has not yet fully begun home treatment of COVID-19 patients.

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, said during the briefing of the President’s COVID-19 Task Force that home treatment of COVID-19 patients was not yet fully operational.

He said that anyone who performs home treatments without assigned clinical supervision is doing something wrong. The minister explained that several states are still considering home treatment as an option for COVID-19 patients.

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