Nigeria’s death tally from COVID-19 exceeds 2,000

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Nigeria on Thursday recorded 287 new COVID-19 infections in 18 states in what appears to be a steady run of low figures.

Thursday’s tally which is lower than the 394 infections on Wednesday raised the total infections in the country to 159,933.

Data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday night indicates that more than 2,000 people have died from coronavirus in Nigeria since the disease first appeared in the country over a year ago.

The grim milestone was reached almost a year after the first death from the highly contagious disease was marked in Nigeria on March 23 and barely a week after the country commenced vaccination.

The analysis of the 287 new cases reported from 18 states are :Lagos (107), Kwara (26), Akwa Ibom (23), Bauchi (22), Ogun (21), Rivers (19), Kaduna (14), FCT (11), Abia (8), Edo (8), Ekiti (6), Kano (5), Gombe (4), Osun (4), Oyo (3), Plateau (3), Nasarawa (2), and Delta (1).

The health agency’s data also indicated that a total of 142,404 people have recovered after treatment.

Meanwhile, over 18,000 infections are still active in the country.



Abisola Adebayo

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