COVID 19: NCDC reports 423 new infections, as caseload swells to 250,009


Nigeria on Thursday recorded 423 new cases of COVID-19.

The new positive sample raises the country’s infection tally to 250,009.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Lagos State, the epicentre of the disease, topped the infection chart with 120 cases, followed by Rivers State with 118 cases.

Anambra State ranked third on the log with 38 cases, and closely followed by the FCT and Gombe State with 32 and 31 cases respectively.

Kaduna State reported 21 cases, Oyo, 14; Benue, 11; Cross River, 10; and Kwara State with 9 cases.

While the duo of Borno and Kano states reported five cases each, Bauchi and Jigawa states reported three cases each.

The trio of Abia, Ogun and Sokoto states ended the log with a single case each.

The agency further added that 364 people were discharged after they recovered from the infection.

Meanwhile, there were no deaths recorded on Thursday, leaving the fatality toll at 3,092

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