COVID-19: NCDC confirms 318 new cases in Nigeria

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday confirmed that Nigeria recorded 318 new Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, with no related fatalities in the last 24 hours.

The NCDC disclosed this on its verified Twitter page.

The public health agency stated that 124 people were discharged after recovery from the disease from across the country during the period under review, saying, “our discharges today include 60 community recoveries in Lagos State.”

It added that the new infections have taken the country’s tally of COVID-19 cases to 69,255, noting that about 803, 621 tests were conducted since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced on Feb. 27.

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The health agency stated that Lagos recorded the highest number with 104, while Kaduna, FCT, Rivers and Ogun States confirmed 59, 50, 17 and 16 new infections respectively.

Others were; Kano-14, Nasarawa-14, Akwa Ibom-10, Katsina-10, Edo-7, Oyo-5, Sokoto-5, Plateau-4 and Taraba-3.

The NCDC noted that till date, 69,255 cases have been confirmed, 64,774 patients discharged and 1,180 deaths recorded in 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

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