Nigeria Records 665 New COVID-19 Cases, Eight Deaths

Nigeria Records 665 New COVID-19 Cases, Eight Deaths 2
A file picture of a healthcare employee holding a COVID-19 take a look at equipment. TARSO SARRAF / AFP


Nigeria has recorded 665 new circumstances of COVID-19 with eight extra deaths prior to now 24 hours.

The newest figures had been launched by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday evening.

Twelve states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) recorded new infections for the day beneath evaluation, in accordance with the NCDC.

A breakdown of the figures confirmed that Lagos – the nation’s COVID-19 hotbed – topped the record with 369 extra circumstances because the FCT recorded simply three new infections.

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Other states with new circumstances embody Anambra – 68, Oyo – 63, Akwa Ibom – 48, Kwara – 28, Rivers – 26, Edo – 21, Ekiti – 15, Ondo – 13, Delta – 7, Ogun – 3, and Gombe – 1.

On a constructive notice, the company mentioned that 117 folks recovered from the illness on Saturday. They have additionally been discharged from varied isolation centres within the nation.

In whole, the nation has efficiently managed and discharged 166,826 individuals who had contracted the virus.

But 2,219 fatalities have been recorded for the reason that nation confirmed its index case on February 28, 2020.

As of Sunday morning, the NCDC mentioned there are 12,917 lively circumstances within the West African nation with many beneath house care administration.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Nigeria has collected over 2,589,130, samples throughout the federation with a multi-sectoral nationwide emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2 to proceed coordinating the nationwide response actions.

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Nigeria Records 665 New COVID-19 Cases, Eight Deaths

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