COVID-19:- NCDC records 1,617 new infections, 14 more deaths in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control recorded 1,617 new cases of the CoronaVirus Disease (COVID-19) in the country.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official website on Monday.

The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the country has so far tested 1,172,234 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was recorded on Feb. 27, 2020, in the country.

The public health Institute also reported an additional 14 deaths, bringing the total number of casualties from the virus to 1,449.

It said that till date, the country had recorded 112,004 COVID-19 infections with 89,939 cases successfully treated and discharged in the country.

The NCDC said that the 1,617 new cases were reported from 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the last 24 hours.

The agency said that almost 50 per cent of the new cases recorded on Monday were from Lagos, with 776 infections.

Other states with new cases were Kaduna-147, Kwara-131, FCT-102, Plateau-78, Edo-59, Ogun-53, Osun-45, Rivers-37, Taraba-36 Nasarawa-34, Adamawa-33, Kano-26, Delta-20, Ebonyi-16, Bayelsa-11, Gombe-11, and Borno-2.

NCDC said that 622 more patients were discharged after testing negative to coronavirus across the country in the last 24 hours.

The health agency said that those discharged included 289 community recoveries in Lagos State managed in line with the extant guidelines.

It said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, was coordinating response activities nationwide.

NAN recalls that the country has witnessed a surge in new cases since the Federal Government announced a second wave of the pandemic in December 2020.

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