Nigeria records 371 new coronavirus cases
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 371 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 158,906.
The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle late Monday.
The agency also registered 13 additional COVID-19-related deaths as of Monday night, raising the country’s total fatality to 1,982.
The NCDC recorded the new infections recorded across 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the last 24 hours.
It added that Lagos topped the list with 102 infections, followed by Enugu with 65, then Edo with 56, and FCT with 23 of the new cases.
Other states with new COVID-19 infections were Ogun-20, Osun-18, Bayelsa-18, Rivers-15, Kaduna-14, Plateau-10, Oyo-eight, Bauchi-7 Kano-5 Delta-4, Nasarawa-3, Niger-2, and Ekiti-1.
The agency said 461 people were treated and discharged from different isolation centres across the country within 24 hours.
“Our discharges today include 104 community recoveries in Lagos State managed in line with guidelines,” it said.
According to NCDC, the country’s total number of recoveries stands at 138,502, while the number of active cases in the past 24 hours stood at 18,588.
Meanwhile, a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the country’s national response activities.
The country had conducted more than 1.6 million COVID-19 tests as of March 8.
As the number of people infected with the virus keeps growing in countries across the West African sub-region, the Nigerian government is leaving no stone unturned in efforts to curtail the further spread of the virus.
The federal government declared an initial two-week lockdown on March 30, 2020, in two of the 36 states (Lagos and Ogun) and Abuja.
On April 13, 2020, the government extended the lockdown by another two weeks.
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