Nigeria Records 57 COVID-19 Deaths In One Week

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said 57 deaths were reported in the last one week across the country.

In its weekly epidemiological report, the agency said the deaths were reported from 13 states of the federation and the federal capital territory (FCT).

The number of new confirmed cases also reduced to 5,733 from the previous week’s figure of 5,908. More people were also discharged in the week under review as the figure rose from 2,731 to 4,010 discharged persons.

Nigeria has reported 1,311 deaths since the first case of COVID-19 was recorded, which is 1.5% of the total number of cases reported in the country.

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The NCDC also said the number of international travelers who tested positive for the disease reduced to 62 from 84 in the previous week.

Over two million cases of COVID-19 have been reported across Africa with more than 67,000 people dying as a result of the disease.

Globally, more than 83m cases have been reported with almost two million deaths since the disease was first announced.

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Recall that Nigeria has recorded daily highest number of cases for two consecutive days now, with 1,354 cases reported on Wednesday. More than half of the cases were reported in Lagos, Nigeria’s most populous city and its commercial epicentre.

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