Nigeria records 15,839 new positive cases, 317 deaths in 30 days

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Lagos records 121% increase in new cases, 156% increase in deaths

COVID-19: Nigeria records 15,839 new positive cases, 317 deaths in 30 days

By Sola Ogundipe

Nigeria has recorded a cumulative total of 15,839 new confirmed COVID-19 cases which is a 160 per cent increase between 30th of May and 30th of June, 2020, according to the latest situation update released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.

Over the same period, the country recorded 317 deaths, which is a 116 percent increase even as the number of the cases discharged rose by 6,890 (241 per cent increase).

A breakdown of the data shows that Lagos State accounts for 5,755 (36.3 per cent) of the new cases, 78 (24.6 per cent) of the deaths, and 837 (12 percent) of the cases discharged.

In Lagos State, the epicenter of the COVID-19 epidemic in Nigeria, there is currently a cumulative total of 10,510 confirmed cases which is a 121 per cent increase over the 4,755 confirmed cases recorded by 30th May 2020.

Similarly, during the period in view, Lagos State recorded 78 deaths, a 156%…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper