NCDC announces 121 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 121 new cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), taking the total number of infected people in the country to 162,762.

NCDC announces 1,270 new COVID-19 infections in Nigeria. [Twitter/@dabiodunMFR]

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the country has tested 1,767,694 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 pandemic was announced on Feb. 27, 2020.

The public health agency also reported seven new deaths in the past 24 hours, which brought the official death toll to 2,056.

It stated that the new infections were reported in 13 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The NCDC said 40 of the 121 new infections were confirmed in Lagos, 15 in the FCT, 12 in Katsina and 11 in Kaduna.

It noted that Imo, Kebbi and Nasarawa reported eight cases each, Delta reported seven, Edo, Osun and Rivers confirmed three cases each.

Ekiti, Jigawa and Kano recorded one case each.

The health agency put the total number of patients who had recovered from the disease at 151,532.

According to the NCDC, among those discharged on Tuesday were 977 in the FCT and 57 in Imo, who were all managed in line with set guidelines.

It stated that the country’s active cases stood at 10,126 in the last 24 hours.

The NCDC said a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, had continues to coordinate the national response activities in the country.

As the Easter celebration approaches, the NCDC urged Nigerians to continue to observe the COVID-19 protocol to avoid a spike in infection, as experienced during the Yuletide.

“Remember COVID-19 spreads when people move around.

“We must all continue to take responsibility in order to limit the transmission of the disease,” the agency advised Nigerians.

NAN recalls that Nigeria’s daily new cases continue to follow a downward trajectory.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Amazing transformation of 21-year-old man bullied for being born different (video)

Amazing transformation of 21-year-old man bullied for being born different (video)

Video: Black Sherif goes global as players of Ligue 1 club jam to his ‘second sermon’

Video: Black Sherif goes global as players of Ligue 1 club jam to his ‘second sermon’

Lagos Police boss Odumosu apologises, frees arrested #EndSARS protesters, journalists

Lagos Police boss Odumosu apologises, frees arrested #EndSARS protesters, journalists

Sex: How long should you wait before having another round?

Sex: How long should you wait before having another round?

Young Nigerians hit streets of Lagos, Abuja for #EndSARS memorial

Young Nigerians hit streets of Lagos, Abuja for #EndSARS memorial

Kuami Eugene reportedly throws plush birthday party for his house help, Mary (PHOTOS)

Kuami Eugene reportedly throws plush birthday party for his house help, Mary (PHOTOS)

5 ways to have more mind-blowing sex in your relationship

5 ways to have more mind-blowing sex in your relationship

Do you know about Queen Luwoo, the first and only female Ooni of Ife?

Do you know about Queen Luwoo, the first and only female Ooni of Ife?

Here is how Prophet Jesus Ahoufe prophesied Shatta Wale's shooting on 18th October (VIDEO)

Here is how Prophet Jesus Ahoufe prophesied Shatta Wale's shooting on 18th October (VIDEO)