Breaking: NCDC Confirms 649 New COVID-19 Cases As Total Figure Exceeds 22,000
According to the centre’s latest data posted on Twitter;
649 new cases of #COVID19;
542 deaths pic.twitter.com/2AMqZM4ih7
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) June 24, 2020
It would be recalled that on Tuesday, the country’s total coronavirus exceeded the 21,000 mark having 21,371 cases with 7338 discharged patients and 533 causalities.
With the new toll, there are now 22,020 total cases, 7613 recoveries and 542 death cases across the country.
Also, according to NCDC’s situation report, total samples tested nationwide have moved from 117,569 to 120,108 as at June 23th.
In other news, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said it expects coronavirus cases to hit 10 million worldwide in the coming week, as it warned the virus is yet to peak in America, which has the highest number of cases globally – 2,459,171.
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated this in a virtual press conference on Wednesday.
Ghebreyesus noted that;
This is a sober reminder that even as we continue research into vaccines and therapeutics, we have an urgent responsibility to do everything we can with the tools we have now to suppress transmission and save lives.
He advised that necessary guidelines should be strictly followed to check the spread of the virus.