COVID-19: 281 New Cases, 3 Deaths Reported in Nigeria

Nigeria has announced 281 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on its verified website on Tuesday, said the West African nation also recorded three deaths.

The NCDC said that the new infections brought the total number of cases in Nigeria to 67,838.

Data obtained from the (NCDC) website showed that Lagos State recorded the highest number of infections with 123, while the Federal Capital Territory had 64, Kaduna and Imo reported, 38 and 15 infections respectively.

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Rivers had 11, Plateau 8, Ogun 5, Bayelsa and Kwara had 4 each, Bauchi and Edo had 3 each; Kano 2 and Osun 1.

The agency reports that Nigeria has so far tested 779,708 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced on Feb. 27, 2020.

The agency said 148 patients have recovered from COVID-190 and have been discharged from different isolation centres in the country.

“Our discharges include 61 community recoveries in Lagos State managed in line with guidelines,’’ the centre said.

The NCDC stated that there were three COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours in Nigeria.

The health agency said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC) was activated at Level Three to coordinate the national response activities.

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