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NCDC records 501 fresh COVID-19 cases

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The COVID-19 caseload for Nigeria has hit 15,682 on Saturday, with 501 new cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC), TopNaija reports.

Eight deaths were reported, increasing the fatalities to 407. Lagos recorded the highest number of infections with 195 cases, taking its gross total to 7,035. It was followed by FCT Abuja with 50 cases and Kano with 42.

Kaduna registered 27, Edo 26 and Oyo 22 cases. The eastern state of Imo recorded 21 cases.

Here is the breakdown of cases:
Lagos-195
FCT-50
Kano-42
Kaduna-27
Edo-26
Oyo-22
Imo-21
Gombe-17
Benue-12
Enugu-12
Delta-11
Anambra-11
Ebonyi-10
Nasarawa-9
Ogun-9
Bauchi-8
Kebbi-4
Akwa Ibom-3
Jigawa-3
Katsina-3
Yobe-2
Borno-2
Kwara-1
Ondo-1

15682 confirmed
5101 discharged
407 deaths.

 

As part of efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the NCDC has outlined measures to improve contact tracing, in line with the recent guidelines by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

In its situation report for June 12 released earlier on Saturday, the agency highlighted various ways it plans to improve contact tracing, adding that the experience from previous outbreaks such as Lassa fever and Ebola will help to address the situation in Nigeria.

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