On Wednesday June 17, 2020, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced additional 587 confirmed new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The new cases announced by the NCDC takes the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 17735.
The NCDC also announced the discharge of 344 patients from isolation centers across the country with 14 new deaths reported. The details showed that Lagos State, the epicentre of the virus in Nigeria topped the number of confirmed cases with 155 new cases taking the total number of confirmed cases in Lagos alone to 7616.
Edo State recorded 75 new cases, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja recorded 67 new cases while Rivers reported 65, Oyo reported 56 and Delta 50. With this development, it is now official according to the NCDC that there are 17,735 cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria with 5967 discharged and 469 deaths.
The complete breakdown of the 587 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria are as follows: