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110 Nigerians test positive to COVID-19 infections


Nigeria COVID-19 deaths cases discharges NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says Nigeria has recorded 110 new cases of COVID-19.

The fresh cases, which was reported in 11 states bring the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 163,440.

This is just as the agency discharged 158 patients, taking the total number of recovered patients to 155,788.

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NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Wednesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the country’s daily new cases continue to follow a downward trajectory, from an all-time high of 2,314 daily new positive cases on Jan. 22.

It said Lagos reported 24 cases, Yobe (24), FCT (16), Bayelsa (10), Rivers (10), Kaduna (10),Nasarawa (five), Akwa Ibom (four) Bauchi (three), Edo (three) and Plateau (one).

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The centre said 153,788 patients had so far been discharged while it recorded 2,058 deaths from 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory,” the agency stated.

The centre added that Nigeria has 7,652 active cases of COVID-19.

It added that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level III, had continued to coordinate the national response activities in the country.

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The NCDC said 1,803,177 people had been tested for the virus since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced on Feb. 27, 2020