Nigeria records 252 new cases of COVID-19

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday confirmed 252 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

The health agency said the new cases put the country’s total number of infections at 52,800, with 1,007 deaths and more than 39,000 persons discharged.

“Plateau topped the list of states with new cases with 50, while Enugu had 35,” the NCDC said.

“Others are Rivers 27, Lagos 26, FCT 18, Kaduna 18, Ekiti 10, Kano 10, Taraba 9, Anambra 8, Edo 8, Oyo 8, Delta 7, Ogun 6, Abia 5, Bayelsa 5, Ebonyi 1 and Osun 1,” the health agency added.

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The NCDC said so far, it had tested 383,130 samples, noting that 707 persons had recovered from COVID-19 as at Tuesday and had been discharged from across the country’s isolation centers in the last 24 hours.

“Our discharges on Tuesday include 528 community recoveries over the last four weeks reported from Ondo state in line with new case management guidelines,” the NCDC said.

However, it said the country recorded three new COVID-19 deaths.

The health agency, on its official twitter handle on Tuesday, also said 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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