Nigeria has recorded 490 new cases of the novel coronavirus and an additional 31 new deaths linked to the virus.
The new figures put total infections in the country at 17,148. Although 5,623 persons have been successfully treated and discharged, 455 casualties have been recorded to the virus, according to the NCDC.
In the latest reporting, Lagos state posted 142 new cases, while the Federal Capital Territory contributed 60.
Other states with new cases include Bayelsa (54), Rivers (39), Delta (37), Oyo (30), Kaduna (26), Imo (23), Enugu (19), Gombe (11), Ondo (10), Bauchi (8), Ogun (7), Borno (6), and Benue (1).
490 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;— NCDC (@NCDCgov) June 16, 2020
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