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COVID-19: 12 dead as Nigeria records 571 new cases – NCDC


The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed the death of at least 12 patients as a result of COVID-19 related complications.

This takes the death toll in the country to a total of 1,874 since the deadly virus broke out in the Hubei province of Wuhan, China in December 2019.

Since Nigeria reported her index case that was imported from Italy, on February 27, the health ministry has reported 153,187 infections nationwide.

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“On the 23rd of February 2021, 571 new confirmed cases and 12 deaths were recorded in Nigeria

“Till date, 153187 cases have been confirmed, 129943 cases have been discharged and 1874 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory

“The 571 new cases are reported from 21 states- Lagos (170), Ogun (65), FCT (45), Kwara (34), Abia (32), Enugu (32), Kano (25), Oyo (22), Ondo (21), Rivers (19), Kaduna (19), Benue (18), Bayelsa (12), Kebbi (12), Nasarawa (11), Akwa Ibom (9), Delta (8), Ekiti (6), Niger (5), Bauchi (3) and Imo (3)

“A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities,” the NCDC said.