COVID 19: NCDC reports 850 infections as tally surges to 190,983

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Nigeria on Saturday recoded 850 cases of COVID 19.

According to an update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, the new infections raises the country’s case load to 190,983.

According to the breakdown of new cases, Lagos state — the epicentre of the pandemic in Nigeria — recorded the highest number of new infections with 261 new positive samples; followed by Ondo with 95, and Rivers with 80.

Other states with new cases include Akwa Ibom (59), Oyo (24), Ekiti (22), Delta (20), Edo (18), Enugu (15), Bayelsa (14), Ogun (11), Kaduna (8), Plateau (7), Kano (6), FCT (5), Gombe (3) and Abia (2).

The NCDC, on Saturday, said 8,232 persons were discharged after recovering from the infection.

With the new figure, a total of 178,047 patients have so far recovered from COVID-19 in Nigeria.

However, 53 additional persons were confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications, bringing the fatality toll across the 36 states and the FCT to 2,361.




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