COVID-19: NCDC confirms 110 new cases


The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 110  new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

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

The public health agency said that the new cases brought the total number of COVID-19 infections in Nigeria to 67,330.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria has so far tested 756,237 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced on Feb. 27 this year.

The NCDC said that the new infections were recorded in 10 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

According to the centre, the 110 new cases are reported from 11 states with Lagos having  26; the FCT, 23; Kaduna, 20 and  Katsina, 11.

Ogun recorded nine;  Ekiti, six;  Plateau, five;  Rivers, four;  Kano and Nasarawa, three each and Niger had two.

The NCDC said that till date, 67,330 COVID-19 cases had been confirmed out of which 62,819 patients had been discharged from the various isolation centres across the country.

The centre said the nation had so far recorded 1,171 COVID-19-related deaths.

The public health agency said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has been activated at Level 3 to coordinate response activities.


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