COVID-19: 11 Confirmed Dead As NCDC Records 636 New Cases


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), reported 636 new cases of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria. reports that the disease control agency made this known in a post on its website on Saturday morning.

According to the NCDC, 11 patients died from COVID-19 on Friday.

Following the eleven deaths, the country has now lost 2,211 to the virus.

With the highly infectious delta variant in the country,  NCDC has recorded 181,297 cases in total.

In Friday’s reported cases, Lagos State reported 291 cases, followed by Rivers with 117 cases.

Taraba state registered 58; Akwa Ibom 54; Kwara 28; Ekiti and Ogun recorded 14 infections each.

The FCT recorded 13 new cases; Oyo State 11; Edo 9; Osun 6; Bayelsa 5; Delta and Gombe 4 each; Abia and Plateau 3 each and Sokoto State 1.

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The agency points out that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, is coordinating the national response activities.

The NCDC had tested more than 2,589,130 samples for the disease since the outbreak of the pandemic in Nigeria in February 2020.

It noted that 12,366 cases were still active in the country and total recoveries nationwide stand at 166,709.

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