Nigeria confirms 304 new COVID-19 cases, no data from Lagos

Covid-19: NCDC registers 90 additional infections, 2 deaths

Covid-19: NCDC registers 90 additional infections, 2 deaths

By Abujah Racheal

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Nigeria increased on Friday by 100 to 15,200, with 304 new cases confirmed in 12 states and the FCT.

There was no report from Lagos, NCDC said.

The number of confirmed cases in the country has now increased to 185, 571 with 168,124 recoveries.

”The trajectory of the active cases in Nigeria is “steep” and “worrying”.

“There has been a very steep rise in the country’s active cases in the last one month”, the NCDC said.

The latest data further showed that three more COVID-19 patients succumbed to their infections, increasing the nation’s death toll from the pandemic to 2,247.

Recoveries increased from 167,923 to 168, 124.

According to NCDC, over 2.6 million samples of the virus out of the nation’s roughly 200 million population were tested, with an average test positivity rate of six percent.

Not everyone infected with COVID-19 showed any symptoms, NCDC said.

Here is a breakdown for Friday:

Rivers-154
Ekiti-33
Edo-20
FCT-18
Oyo-17
Cross River-15
Delta-15
Akwa Ibom-13
Ogun-11
Bayelsa-4
Sokoto-2
Gombe-1
Nasarawa-1
185,571 confirmed
168,124 discharged
2,247 deaths

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