Nigeria records 35 new COVID-19 infections


COVID-19: NCDC announces new COVID-19 cases

By Rachael Abujah

Nigeria recorded 35 COVID-19 infections in seven states and the FCT on Monday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said.

Fourteen of the new infections were recorded in Rivers; six were recorded in Imo; Lagos State recorded four cases, while the FCT recorded three cases.

Kwara recorded three cases; Bayelsa and Plateau had two cases each, while Akwa Ibom had a singular infection.

The NCDC stated that the new infections raised the county’s tally to 254,560, but that 249,079 of the victims had been treated and discharged.

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No COVID-19 death was recorded on Monday as the death toll in Nigeria stood at 3,142, it added.

66 victims were discharged from isolation centres on Monday. Thirty-five of them were discharged in the FCT and three were discharged in Imo.

So far, the NCDC has tested 4,442,964 swab samples since the outbreak of the virus.


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