44 new COVID-19 cases, one dead


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 44 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 163,837.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle @NCDCgov in the early hours of Tuesday.

The agency also reported a COVID-19 related death in the last 24 hours, while the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the country stood at 2,061.

It noted that the new infections were registered from four states and the Federal Capital Territory in the last 24 hours.

The NCDC stated that Enugu took the lead with 22 cases, Lagos-15, FCT-four, Osun-two and Kaduna-one.

It noted that 70 people were discharged from various isolation centres after testing negative for the virus in the last 24 hours; subsequently, the country’s total recoveries have jumped to 154,177.

“The discharges today include 40 community recoveries in Enugu State and four community recoveries in FCT managed in line with guidelines,” NCDC noted.

The agency said that there were 7,599 active cases spread across the country.

It said that a multi-sectoral National Emergency Operations Centre, activated at Level 3, had continued to coordinate the national response activities in the country.

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NCDC, however, urged Nigerians to continue to practise all COVID-19 preventive measures.

The agency added that getting the COVID-19 vaccine might not stop anyone from getting exposed to someone who had been infected.

”But, with the vaccination, they will develop immunity that would stop the infection from progressing to the virus,” it said.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that between April 5 and April 12, the country has tested 34,997 people.

The country has also tested 1,803,177 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 pandemic was announced on February 27, 2020.

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