Nigeria Records 153 New COVID-19 Infections

Nigeria continues to record a sharp drop in new cover cases contrary to popular opinion when the lockdown was eased statewide.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Thursday night, recorded 153 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing total infections in the country to 59,001.

The agency said that since the beginning of the outbreak in February in Nigeria, more than 509, 555 samples have been tested for the dreaded disease which began in Wuhan, China..

It said that the total figure of patients recovered from the virus infections and discharged after testing negative to the virus increased from 50,358 to 50,452.

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The public health agency announced that the death toll from coronavirus in the country remains 1,112.

According to the data released by the NCDC, Lagos led with 81 cases of the virus infections, while Rivers recorded 21 cases, and the FCT with 11.

Other states with new cases were: Ogun-8, Kaduna-7, Oyo-6, Akwa Ibom-5, Osun-3, Katsina-3, Edo-2, Ebonyi-2, Nasarawa-2, Plateau-1 and Kano-1.

The agency said that there were 7,437 active cases across the nation’s isolation centres.

The public health agency said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, has continued to coordinate the national response activities across the country.

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