By Eseoghene Emuke
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday says the country has recorded a total 518 deaths from the ravaging novel coronavirus.
It said Nigeria has recorded 20,244 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
NCDC disclosed this while announcing 436 fresh cases of the virus on Sunday night on its verified Twitter handle.
It said Lagos, the nation’s epicentre recorded 169 new cases on Sunday to bring her total to 8,576.
According to the figures released by the disease control body, 113,575 samples have been tested since the outbreak of the disease in the country.
It added that, “On the 21st of June 2020, 436 new confirmed cases and 12 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.
“No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.
“Till date, 20244 cases have been confirmed, 6879 cases have been discharged and 518 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory
“The 436 new cases are reported from 19 states- Lagos (169), Oyo (52), Plateau (31), Imo (29), Kaduna (28), Ogun (23), FCT (18), Enugu (18), Bauchi (17), Bayelsa (14), Rivers (8), Osun (6), Kano (6), Edo(5), Benue (5), Adamawa (3), Borno (2), Abia (1), Ekiti (1).”