COVID-19: NCDC records 25 fresh infections

COVID-19: NCDC records 25 fresh infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed 25 new Coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 166,560.

The NCDC indicated this late Wednesday via its official Twitter handle, adding that the new infections were recorded in five states.

The public health institute said that with 39,818 tests processed across the nation in one week, the country had now conducted a total of 2,133,061 tests since the first case relating to the disease was announced in 2020.

It further disclosed that Lagos accounted for 10 new cases, Taraba has nine, three in Kaduna, two in Rivers and one in Kwara.

According to the NCDC, today's report includes a backlog of data from Taraba from March 21 to date.

The agency also reported no COVID-19-related deaths in the previous 24-hour period. Thus, the total number of fatalities remains 2,099.

The NCDC added that 11 people had been successfully treated and discharged from isolation centres across the country in the past 24 hours. This brings Nigeria's number of recovery up to 159,946.

The agency said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), which has been activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.