COVID 19: Nigeria records 19 additional deaths, 281 fresh infections


Nigeria on Thursday confirmed an additional 19 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, raising the nation’s fatality toll from the disease to 2,720.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC added that a total of 281 fresh cases were confirmed across 12 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

A breakdown of the NCDC data revealed that the FCT displaced the country’s epicentre, Lagos State, to rank first on the log with 111 new cases. While Lagos State came second with 34 cases and Edo State ranked third with 33 cases, raising the total number of infections from the pandemic to 205,765.

The states that reported the new cases are FCT (111), Lagos (34), Edo (33), Kwara (20), Plateau (20), Rivers (17), Abia (10), Imo (8), Delta (7), Nasarawa (7), Ekiti (6), Akwa Ibom (3) and Oyo (2).

The NCDC data showed that 135 persons were discharged after they recovered on Thursday.




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