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COVID-19: NCDC reports 600 new cases, toll reaches 155,076 a year after first case


The Nigeria Center for Disease control on Friday reports 600 new confirmed cases of the deadly COVID-19, taking the nationwide tally to 155,076 infections.

At least 11 deaths were recorded in Nigeria, according to the NCDC via its website and verified social media handles late on Thursday night.

Today 27th February marks exactly a year that Nigeria reported her first case which was imported by an Italian national who has since been discharged following his recovery in Lagos State.

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Since then, Nigeria has recorded a total of “155076 cases, 132544 cases have been discharged and 1902 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory,” the NCDC said.

“The 600 new cases are reported from 21 states- Lagos (169), Taraba (92), Ogun (65), Cross River (57), FCT (38), Rivers (28), Kwara (26), Akwa Ibom (25), Osun (21), Plateau (12), Borno (9), Gombe (9), Abia (8), Ebonyi (8), Ekiti (7), Kano (7), Delta (6), Oyo (6), Bauchi (3), Nasarawa (3), and Sokoto (1),” the report added.

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The centre’s report revealed that the number of people who have recovered and discharged on Friday increased by 845, including 204 community recoveries in Lagos State, 124 in Kwara State, 121 in Osun State and 73 in Rivers State managed in line with guidelines.

According to the NCDC, data from Taraba State was recorded over the last two days.