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Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases now 11,844 after 328 new infections

328 persons contracted coronavirus in Nigeria in the past 24 hours, TBI Africa reports.

This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 11,844.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on Friday.

The NCDC said, “On the 5th of June 2020, 328 new confirmed cases and 10 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

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

“Till date, 11844 cases have been confirmed, 3696 cases have been discharged and 333 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 328 new cases are reported from 14 states- Lagos(121), FCT(70),Bauchi(25), Rivers(18), Oyo(16), Kaduna(15), Gombe(14), Edo(13),Ogun(13), Jigawa(8), Enugu(6), Kano(5), Osun(2), Ondo(2).”

The PUNCH reports that Nigeria currently has 7,815 active COVID-19 cases.

Globally, the novel coronavirus has killed at least 392,878 people since the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a tally by AFP.

At least 6,696,690 cases of coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 2,886,800 are now considered recovered.

Europe overall has 182,440 deaths from 2,237,964 cases, the United States and Canada have 116,459 deaths from 1,977,983 infections, Latin America and the Caribbean 60,540 deaths from 1,201,871 cases, Asia 18,261 deaths from 638,309 cases, the Middle East 10,172 deaths from 455,923 cases, Africa 4,875 deaths from 176,016 cases, and Oceania 131 deaths from 8,632 cases.


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