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NCDC registers 52 new COVID-19 infections, two deaths


NCDC COVID-19 death toll discharge new cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Wednesday disclosed that the country has recorded additional two new related COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours,

The agency’s statistics showed that 2,065 Coronavirus related deaths had been registered across the 36 states of the Federation and FCT since the beginning of the pandemic in Nigeria.

The statement was made known via the official NCDC Twitter page on Wednesday.

The NCDC stated that 52 new COVID-19 infections were registered as of Wednesday evening.

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The agency noted that the newly recorded COVID-19 cases were reported across six states and the FCT.

“Today’s report includes data from Taraba, recorded between April 22 and May 4, 2021,” it noted.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Taraba led with 18 new infections, FCT recorded nine,  Rivers –nine,  Lagos- seven,  Akwa Ibom – six, Kano- two and  Kaduna – one.

The NCDC noted that with the additional infections, the cumulative COVID-19 caseload in the country stood at 165,273.

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The health agency said that since the pandemic broke out in the country in February 2020, the nation had carried out 1,939,165 million tests in the 36 states of the federation including FCT.

It also revealed that the country’s recovery rate had increased in the last 24 hours, with additional 32 people recovering and being discharged from isolation centres across the country.

This made the total number of discharged cases rise to 155,403.

The NCDC stated that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, had continued to coordinate the national response activities

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Meanwhile, the agency said that COVID-19 post-arrival test is mandatory for all travellers arriving into the country stating that they must also observe a seven-day self-isolation at their final destination.

It also added that a  Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test must be done on the seventh day of arrival at a selected accredited private laboratory in the country.