Situation Report
Flash Update

COVID-19 Nigeria: Cases surpass 18,000 as death toll nears 500

As of 18 June, a total of 18,480 cases and 475 fatalities have been registered in Nigeria, according to the latest data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

  • 745 new infections across 21 states were recorded on 18 June, the highest daily record since 27 February when Nigeria recorded its index case

  • The total number of confirmed cases reached 18,480 as of 18 June, up from 14,554 the previous week

  • 106,006 samples have been tested while the NCDC is aiming to conduct two million tests by end of July

  • A total of 6,307 cases were discharged from isolation or treatment facilities after making full recovery

  • A total of 36 (of total 37) states have recorded positive cases

  • Lagos State is the worst affected with 7,896 confirmed cases (108 deaths), followed by Abuja (FCT) with 1,451 confirmed cases (28 deaths) and Kano with 1,170 cases (50 deaths)

  • Borno State is now the ninth worst affected state with 464 cases and 30 deaths

  • 56 cases (8 deaths) have been recorded in Yobe State and 42 cases in Adamawa State (4 deaths). There are no more active cases in Adamawa State, after all patients in isolation were discharged on 16 June

  • Doctors went on an indefinite strike nationwide on 15 June to protest inadequate supplies of PPEs for health workers and lack of hazard allowance

  • Authorities continue to decry escalating spread and community transmission of the virus, prompting review and suspension of measures to further ease restrictions

  • Humanitarians partners are supporting Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY) State Governments in establishing and running additional isolation centres

  • Aid agencies have adapted ongoing humanitarian activities across the BAY states including setting up hand-washing stations, building quarantine shelters, and introducing physical distancing measures during aid distributions