Nigeria Records 1 COVID-19 Death, 122 New Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 122 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in the country.

The health agency in a post its website on Wednesday said that the new infections were reported from 10 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The public health agency stated that the new infections had brought the total number of cases in the country to 67,838.

NCDC reports that Nigeria has so far tested 779,708 persons since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced on Feb. 27, 2020.

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The NCDC said that the country had recorded a total of 1,177 deaths, 67,960 confirmed infections, and discharged 63,839 patients across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The health agency reported one COVID-19-related death in the last 24 hours in the country, adding that 409 patients were treated and discharged from different isolation centres across the country.

The agency stated that Kaduna recorded the highest number of cases with 37 infections, followed by Lagos with 29 infections, Plateau had 25, Ekiti, 9, while River had 5 infections.

Further breakdown showed that Ogun had 5, Edo 4, Kwara 4, Bayelsa 2, while Bauchi and Kano had one each.

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It said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre was activated at Level 3, and had continued to coordinate the national response activities.

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