Nigeria logs 2 COVID-19 deaths, new cases decline

NCDC rapid response takes COVID-19 preventive message to an Akwa Ibom school

NCDC rapid response takes COVID-19 preventive message to an Akwa Ibom school

By Abujah Racheal/Abuja

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Friday, said it recorded two more deaths and 337 new cases of COVID-19 in the country.

The new cases on Friday represented a a big slump from the 601 cases reported on Thursday.

While active cases are 9,094, the discharged have reached 189,608.

According to the NCDC, 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) reported the 337 new cases.

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Lagos reported more than a third of the cases.

The number of infections till date has risen to 201,294 while the fatality toll now stood at 2,649.

A breakdown of the cases on Friday:

Lagos-142
Rivers-32
Edo-30
Delta-25
Kwara-23
Kaduna-16
Oyo-16
Plateau-12
FCT-11
Akwa Ibom-10
Kano -10
Ogun-3
Ekiti-2
Gombe-2
Imo-2
and Nasarawa-1
201,294 confirmed
189,608 discharged
2,649 deaths