COVID-19: NCDC announces 201 new infections in Nigeria

 COVID-19: NCDC announces 201 new infections in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has registered 201 new infections of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Monday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the country has conducted about 848,194 tests since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced.

The public health agency said that no death linked to the virus caused by the novel coronavirus was recorded in the country in the last 24 hours.

It noted that the new infections brought the country’s totals to 73,374 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the virus and 1,197 deaths.

The NCDC said 224 COVID-19 patients had recovered and been discharged from isolation centers across the country in the last 24 hours, raising the number of successfully recovered patients to 66,314.

“Our discharges today include 123 community recoveries in Lagos State, managed in line with the guidelines,” it said.

It stated that the newly registered COVID-19 cases were reported across 11 states.

Kaduna State reported the highest number of cases with 74, while Lagos State confirmed 53 cases and Kastina State had 40 cases as Rivers reported 11 cases.

Among other states with new infections were Plateau – 9, Kwara – 6, Bauchi – 2, Ogun – 2, Taraba – 2, Edo -1, and Sokoto – 1.

It said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) activated at Level 3 had continued to coordinate the national response activities.

Meanwhile, the agency has warned against a possible community transmission of the virus with the expected mass return of Nigerians from across the globe to celebrate the festive season at home.

 

Ayomide Oyewole

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