Covid-19: Rivers leads as Nigeria records 460 new cases

COVID-19 uptick in Delta, as new cases climb in Nigeria

COVID-19 uptick in Delta, as new cases climb in Nigeria

Nigeria on Monday recorded 460 new COVID-19 cases, bring the total to 191,805.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) gave the figure via its website on Tuesday morning.

The 460 fresh cases reported on Monday is an increase from the 362 cases posted on Sunday.

NCDC said the recent surge in infections was driven by the spread of the Delta variant in the country.

It added that the infections disease were recorded in 13 states.

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The agency noted that Rivers State reported the highest infections of the day with 164 new cases, followed by Lagos (139), Edo (61), Bayelsa (20).

Others include; Oyo (14), Plateau (seven), Ogun (six), Anambra (four), Benue (four), Enugu (two), Cross River (one), Kaduna (one).

NCDC noted that the number of the country’s active coronavirus infections increased from 10, 606 on Sunday to 10,858 on Monday.

It added that 178,492 COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged.

The NCDC also said it recorded one COVID-19-related death, bringing the total fatalities to 2,455.

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