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Nigeria records over 20 new deaths due to deadly COVID-19 – NCDC


The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that over 20 patients died on Monday due to complications related to COVID-19.

This was disclosed in the early hours of Tuesday, February 23, 2021, on the NCDC’s website.

According to the latest data, the country reported more than 500 new cases from 21v states including the epicentre Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

At the time of this report, there are now a total of 129,300 cases and 1,862 deaths in total, which include the 23 new casualties recorded on Monday.

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The NCDC also announced that there were “193 community recoveries in Lagos State and 113 community recoveries in Kwara State managed in line with guidelines while there was a backlog of deaths recorded in Lagos State.”

The statement read: “On the 22nd of February 2021, 542 new confirmed cases and 23 deaths were recorded in Nigeria

“Till date, 152616 cases have been confirmed, 129300 cases have been discharged and 1862 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory

“The 542 new cases are reported from 21 states- Lagos (99), Kwara (91), Ebonyi (48), Ogun (44), Kaduna (42), Oyo (33), Ondo (25), FCT (24), Kebbi (23), Osun (20), Ekiti (17), Nasarawa (12), Imo (11), Delta (10), Gombe (9), Kano (8), Katsina (7), Rivers (7), Edo (5), Plateau (4) and Bauchi (3)

“A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities.”

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