By Eseoghene Emuke
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday confirmed 315 new cases of the coronavirus in FCT Abuja and 13 states.
With the new cases, confirmed cases of the virus in Nigeria is now 12801 as of Monday June 8, 2020.
Among the states that recorded cases on Monday are Lagos, Delta, Rivers, Edo, Katsina, Kwara and Oyo.
According to the figures released on its Twitter handle, NCDC revealed that a total of 78,244 samples have been tested of 12801 returned positive.
It said 4040 patients have been discharged while 361 patients have died as a result of the disease.
Nigeria, according to the figures, now currently has 8,400 active cases across the country.
The figures read, “315 new cases of #COVID19; Lagos- 128, FCT-34, Rivers- 32, Edo- 28, Oyo- 22, Kaduna- 20, Gombe- 13, Ogun- 8, Plateau- 5, Delta- 7
Kwara- 7, Kano- 5, Bauchi- 4, Katsina- 2.
“12801 cases of #COVID19Nigeria. Discharged: 4040. Deaths: 361.”