COVID-19: Nigeria Records 869 New Infections, Eight Deaths


Nigeria has recorded 1,368 fresh COVID 19 cases, taking the country’s total infection load to 149,369.

According to data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, the new cases were reported from 24 states, with Lagos leading with 229 infections; followed by Rivers and the Taraba with 79 and 73 infections respectively.

Others are: Oyo (66), Ogun (60), FCT (58), Plateau (56), Kwara (38), Ondo (38), Osun (24), Kano (22), Nasarawa (21), Abia (19), Edo (19), Akwa Ibom (19), Cross River (10), Delta (9), Benue (8), Ekiti (6), Borno (6), Katsina (4), Bauchi (3), Bayelsa (1) and Zamfara (1),

COVID-19: Nigeria records 869 new infections, eight deaths

The public health agency also reported eight COVID 19 deaths, raising the total fatalities in the country to 1,787.

Meanwhile,  a total of 125,722 patients have recovered across the country as there are nearly 24,000 patients still receiving treatments in isolation centres.

Since the pandemic broke out in February last year, the country has carried out over 1.3 million tests.

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