Nigeria records 166 new cases, two deaths


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 166 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported across the country.

The agency, in its update for October 28, said the cases were reported in 15 states including the federal capital territory (FCT).

Delta state recorded the highest COVID cases with 36 infections, followed by FCT with 22 cases.

Other reported cases by states are Rivers (21), Lagos(20), Anambra (18), Ondo (17), Oyo (8), Kebbi (6), Enugu (5), Plateau (5), Ebonyi (3), Kano (2), Bayelsa (1), Ekiti (1) Jigawa (1).

NCDC said Wednesday’s report includes six and five cases reported from Kebbi and Enugu for October 26 respectively.

It also includes 20 recoveries reported from Enugu for October 26 and five discharged cases from Taraba for October 26.

The agency added that two deaths reported from Lagos are for October 26 and 27.

According to the agency’s data, 127 patients were discharged on Wednesday while two persons succumbed to the virus.

So far, 211,496 cases, 202,930 recoveries and 2,886 deaths have been reported across the country.


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