COVID-19: Nigeria records 3 new deaths, 501 Infections


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has reported 501 new cases of COVID-19 infections in the country, the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports.
NCDC said that the Nigeria recorded three additional deaths in the last 24 hours, raising the overall casualty in the nation since the start of the pandemic to 1,221.
It also disclosed that 519 patients were discharged after testing negative from the virus.
It said that the new infections were reported from 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory, in the last 24 hours.
The NCDC said that Lagos State recorded the highest number of cases with 218 infections, FCT had 112, Kaduna reported 53, Plateau reported 24 and Katsina confirmed 21 infections.
Other states that recorded fresh COVID-19 infections are Kano-16, Yobe-14, Ondo-10, Ogun-9, Edo-7, Bayelsa-5, Rivers-4, Borno-4, Osun-2 and Ekiti-2.
The health agency said a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continued to coordinate the national COVID-19 response activities.
Since the beginning of the outbreak last February, over 874,617 samples have been tested by NCDC, out of which 78,434 were positive; 68,303 patients have been discharged while 1,221 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.



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