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COVID-19: Lagos alone accounts for 66 of 91 new infections – NCDC


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As the deadly virus continues to ravage Africa in the third wave, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control has reported 91 new cases and no COVID-19-related death on Tuesday.

The NCDC stated that the 91 additional cases represented a rise in infections from the 50 cases earlier reported from four states on July 4 with no death.

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This is just as it expressed concerns that Lagos, still the epicentre of coronavirus, accounted for 66 of the 91 new cases.

The agency noted that the figure was higher than the 31 cases that the nation’s economic capital recorded on Monday.

The NCDC identified other affected states as Kwara (12), Rivers (four), Kaduna and Oyo three each, Ekiti, Plateau and the FCT, one each.

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It said that to date, 168,000 COVID-19 cases had been confirmed, 164,405 patients discharged and 2,122 deaths recorded throughout the country.

The public health agency said that Nigeria had tested more than 2.3 million samples from its roughly 200 million population.

It added that a Multi-Sectorial National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continued to coordinate the national response activities.

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The agency disclosed that there were more than 1,400 active cases across the country as of July 6.