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79 Die Of COVID-19 In One Week In Nigeria

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Nigeria lost 76 people to COVID-19 within one week, according to data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.

273 patients died of the in the last month between May 20 and June 18, 2020.

As at NCDC’s daily report on Friday, 12 June 2020, the total number of COVID-19 deaths in Nigeria was 399. This figure, however, jumped to 475 by the morning of Friday, 19 June 2020 — an increase of 76 within one week.

One month ago (May 20), the total number of fatalities from COVID-19 in Nigeria from records of the NCDC was 202.

Indeed, Lagos, which is the epicentre of the disease, recorded a whopping 25 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, alone.

On that particular day, the number of deaths recorded across the country was 31, with the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) recording two deaths; Rivers (two deaths), Oyo (one death), Borno (one death) and Lagos making up the balance of the figure.

Details of the state-by-state distribution of the total 475 deaths are Lagos, 108; Kano, 50; Edo, 31; Borno, 30; FCT, 28; Rivers, 26; Katsina, 22; Delta, 17; Ogun, 15; Ondo, 15; Sokoto, 14; Gombe, 13; Bauchi, 11; Kaduna, 10; Anambra, 9; Oyo, 9; Yobe, 8; Kebbi, Kwara, Nasarawa and Jigawa have 6 each.

Zamfara, Enugu and Plateau have 5 each; Adamawa and Osun, 4 each; Bayelsa and Imo, 3 each; Ekiti, Akwa Ibom and Niger have 2 each, while Kogi, Taraba, Benue, Abia and

Ebonyi has no fatality cases and Cross River has recorded no case of COVID-19.

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