COVID-19: Nigeria records 53 new infections Monday


Nigeria on Monday recorded 53 new infections across 10 states of the federation.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, the new positive samples raised the country’s infection tally to 253,780.

Gombe State in the North-east topped the infection chart with 16 cases, followed by Rivers and Cross River States in the South-south with 12 and eight cases, respectively.

While the duo of Kaduna and Niger States recorded four cases each, Kwara State reported three cases.

The duo of Bayelsa and Kano States also recorded two cases each, while South-western states of Ogun and Oyo recorded a single case each.

NCDC noted that Ekiti, Ondo, Plateau, and Sokoto states reported that they recorded no cases on Monday.

Meanwhile the death toll still stands at 3,139, as no fatality was recorded on Monday.

NCDC further disclosed that Nigeria has successfully treated and discharged 230,144 people, including community discharges, while 20,496 people are still down with the virus nationwide.

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