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NCDC registers 39 fresh COVID-19 infections


Nigeria COVID-19

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says the country recorded 39 COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

This is just as the agency stated that active cases stood at 1,490, with the majority in stable condition.

The situation report of coronavirus in the country was posted on the NCDC’s verified website on Friday morning.

The public health agency further stated that the 39 new infections were registered in Lagos – 34, Ebonyi – 1, Ekiti – 1, the FCT – 1, Jigawa – 1 and Rivers – 1.

“Today’s report includes data from Lagos State recorded over the last two days.

“Zero cases were reported from Imo, Kaduna, Kano, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, and the Sokoto States,” it stated.

The agency noted that the additional new cases bring all-time cases in the country to 167,142.

It added that additional seven people were discharged from across the isolation centers, after testing negative for the COVID-19 virus following treatment.

The NCDC noted that 163,535 cases have been successfully treated in the country, while zero deaths have been registered as of June 17, 2021, leaving Nigeria’s total number of deaths from the pandemic at 2,117.

The NCDC said that the country had successfully tested 2,231,409 samples out of over 200 million Nigerians.

It added that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.