Just In: Nigeria’s Coronavirus Toll Surpasses 14,000 As NCDC Announces 681 New Cases -Highest Single Day Figure Recorded
Nigeria’s coronavirus infection toll has surpassed the 14,000 mark after recording 681 new COVID-19 cases in 17 states, making it the highest single day figure recorded.
The new mark comes just two days after recording over 13,000 cases, indicating an increase of 1090 additional cases between June 9th and June 11.
This spike in cases is attributed to high community transmission rate.
The agency made the announcement on Thursday night via its Twitter handle, saying;
681 new cases of #COVID19;
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) June 11, 2020
Total coronavirus cases in Nigeria have now jumped from 13,873 confirmed on Wednesday to 14,554.
5 new deaths were recorded, bringing the total number of fatalities to 387, while the number of discharged patients increased from 4,351 recorded yesterday to 4,494.
Also, NCDC announced in its COVID-19 situation report that total samples tested have also grown from 82,935 to 85,375 as at June 10.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has said civil aviation authorities will determine the resumption of domestic flights in the country.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this during a briefing in Abuja on Thursday.
Aliyu had on June 1st said;
The aviation industry is requested to start developing protocols to allow for domestic flights to resume anytime from the 21st of June onwards.
However, while giving an update today, he noted the PTF was yet to receive any update from the aviation sector on its preparedness to restart commercial flight operations.