Nigeria records 1,598 new coronavirus infections, 7 deaths

OHAFIA-TV News | Nigeria records 1,598 new coronavirus infections, 7 deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Saturday reported 1,598 new cases of COVID-19 with seven deaths.

The NCDC, on its official Twitter handle, said the total number of infections in the country is now 108,943 with 22,156 active cases and 1,420 fatalities.

Newsmen report that the country has so far tested 1,147, 523 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 on Feb. 27, 2020.

Nigeria’s public health institute said that the new infections were reported from 23 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

It stated that Lagos state topped the list with 461 infections, FCT 206, Plateau 197, Rivers 167, Kaduna state-116, Anambra-53, Ogun-49, Ebonyi-47, Edo-42, Sokoto state-32, and Imo-31 cases.

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Katsina state-31, Oyo state-30, Akwa Ibom-27, Delta-16, Kano state-16, Abia-15, Niger-15, Ondo-11, Bayelsa-10, Borno-9, Kebbi-8, Ekiti-7 and Jigawa-1 cases.

The agency further disclosed that 832 patients recovered and had been discharged from various isolation centers across the country.

It added that this indicated 85,367 recoveries from the total 108,943 infections.

According to it, discharges for Saturday includes 430 community recoveries in Lagos State managed in line with guidelines.

Recall that there is a drop in infections compared with Friday’s 1,867 cases, which is the highest so far in a single day.

Lagos State also recorded a substantial drop in cases with 461 new infections far lesser than 713 cases reported on Friday.

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FCT’s 206 new cases represent a slight increase compared to the 199 cases on Friday.

Plateau state recorded a drop in infections with 197 cases against its Friday’s 273.

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