COVID-19: NCDC records 296 new infections, 12 deaths in 24 hours

COVID-19:  NCDC records 296 new infections, 12 deaths in 24 hours
COVID-19: 296 new infections recorded in 24 hours WuzupNigeria

Nigeria has registered 296 new infections and 12 COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours.

The latest update was posted on the website of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in Abuja on Tuesday morning.

The new cases, which were reported in 14 states and the FCT, increased the total number of infections int he country to 204,752 cases, with 192, 943 discharged, while 2,689 deaths were recorded nationwide.

A breakdown of the new infections indicated that, Rivers had 63 cases, Lagos (49), FCT (47), Osun (37), Edo (29), Plateau (18), Gombe (14), Nasarawa (12), Delta (10), Benue (5), Kano (5), Bayelsa (3), Oyo (2), Bauchi (1), and Ekiti (1)

“Today’s report included:10 cases reported for Delta state for Sept. 27th (2) and 26th (8) 7 deaths reported for Delta state for August 18th (1), 29th (1), 30th (1), September 6th (1), 10th (1), and 13th (1).

“29 cases were reported for Edo state for September 27th (12) and 26th (17). “3 deaths were also reported for Edo state for 27th (2) and 26th (1),” NCDC stated.

It added that over 2. 9 million samples of the virus out of the nation’s roughly 200 million population were tested, as the multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continued to coordinate the national response activities.

The NCDC stated that the number of active COVID-19 cases in the country presently stood at 9,111.

(NAN)

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