107 COVID-19 Deaths In One Week As Nigeria’s Fatality Toll Exceeds 500

Within one week, 107 people have died from COVID-19 complications across the country.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

According to the latest figures by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday, more than 500 people have now died of COVID-19.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

As of June 12, 2020, the country had recorded 399 deaths, but that figure has now increased to 506.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The highest fatality toll was announced on Tuesday with 31 deaths, although this included a backlog of 25 deaths recorded over the past weekend.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Meanwhile, 661 new samples have tested positive for the coronavirus in 13 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Aside Lagos which confirmed 230 new cases, the toll for Rivers recorded a significant increase with 127 new cases for Saturday, increasing the state’s total to 866 confirmed cases.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Rivers is now the fourth state with the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, moving 10 places up from one month ago when the state had confirmed 79 cases.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

A total of 137 persons were also discharged on Saturday, bringing the country’s total number to 6,718 recoveries.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Out of more than 110,000 samples tested across the country, a total of 19,808 people have now been confirmed positive for COVID-19 in 35 states and the FCT.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

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