The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced 436 new cases of coronavirus in the country.
This brings the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 20,244.
The NCDC made this known on its website on Sunday.
The centre also announced that 12 more patients died of coronavirus-related complications in the country.
A breakdown of data on the NCDC’s website obtained by The PUNCH showed that Nigeria currently has 12,847 active COVID-19 cases.
It said, “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).”
Globally, the novel coronavirus has killed at least 465,300 people since the outbreak began in China last December, according to a tally compiled by AFP as of 07 pm on Sunday.
At least 8,890,310 cases of coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 4,139,100 are considered recovered.
Europe overall has 192,715 deaths from 2,522,042 cases, the United States and Canada 128,317 deaths from 2,369,379 infections, Latin America and the Caribbean 93,847 deaths from 2,024,864 cases, Asia 28,794 deaths from 1,019,927 cases, the Middle East 13,515 deaths from 641,421 cases, Africa 7,981 deaths from 303,804 cases, and Oceania 131 deaths from 8,874 cases.