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COVID-19: NCDC confirms 964 new infections, total now 121,566

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 964 cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the tally of infections in the country to 121,566.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official website on Sunday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the country has so far tested 1,258,534 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was recorded on Feb. 27, 2020.

The country has also recorded its lowest daily figure of new coronavirus infections since Jan. 3, when 917 cases were reported.

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The agency also confirmed additional two coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 1,504.

It noted that the additional 964 new COVID-19 infections were from 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The NCDC stated that Lagos state topped the list with 360 infections, followed by FCT with 88, Ogun with 73, and Imo with 72 cases.

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Other states with new COVID-19 infections were Kaduna-67, Plateau-57, Abia-41, Osun-41, Rivers-32, Kano-26, Niger-24, Benue-23, Edo-20, Cross River-20, Akwa Ibom-8, Nasarawa-6, Zamfara-6, Ekiti-6, and Jigawa-4.

Nigeria’s public health agency said that 1,327 people have been successfully treated and have been discharged, from various isolation centers across the country bringing the nation’s total recoveries to 97,228.

“Our discharges today includes 774 community recoveries in Lagos State managed in line with guidelines,” it stated.

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NCDC said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, was coordinating response activities nationwide.

NAN recalls that with 44,940 COVID-19 infections and 285 deaths recorded, Lagos state remains Nigeria’s worst-hit city, followed by FCT which has recorded 15,770 cases and 119 deaths.

The North Central Zone, Plateau state with confirmed 7,522 cases and 53 deaths so far came third.

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