NCDC records 21 new COVID-19 cases


COVID-19: NCDC announces new cases

By Abujah Racheal

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 21 new COVID-19 infections across five states of the federation.

NCDC stated this in its daily COVID-19 report on Tuesday morning, noting that the 21 reported cases indicate a decrease from the 110 cases reported the previous day.

According to the NCDC, the additional 21 cases bring the total of confirmed infections in the country to 214,113.

It said Lagos recorded 6, Cross River-5, Rivers-5 and Abia-3.

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Meanwhile, Bauchi and Kaduna recorded one case each.

Since the outbreak of the virus on Feb. 27, 2020, a total of 2,976 persons had lost their lives, while 207,292 recovered and were discharged.

The Nigerian public health institute said a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continued to coordinate the national response activities.

The agency added that a total of 3,479,682 blood samples had been tested since the pandemic began across the country.


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