COVID-19: Nigeria records 9 deaths, 284 new infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has registered 284 additional COVID-19 infections with nine related deaths across 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Healthcare workers at the Lagos State isolation center in Yaba (Twitter: @Jidesanwoolu)

The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Tuesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the fresh cases indicate an increase from the 78 cases reported on Sunday in the country.

According to NCDC, the new infections raised the total number of infections in the country to 207,978.

It stated that the FCT lead with 67 cases, followed by Kaduna State in the North-west and Rivers State in the South-south with 33 and 31 cases respectively.

“While Anambra State in the South-east recorded 23 cases, Lagos and Osun states in the South-west recorded 22 cases each.

“Also, South-southern states of Cross River and Edo, recorded 18 cases each.

”Ondo State in the South-west recorded 13 cases, followed by three states in the North-central: Plateau, Nasarawa and Kwara states, with 12, six and five cases respectively.

“While Imo State recorded four cases, Benue and Niger states recorded three and two cases respectively.

“Five states: Delta, Ekiti, Jigawa, Ogun and Oyo States recorded a case each.

The NCDC added that two states: Bauchi and Kano recorded no cases on Monday,” it stated.

The agency also added that Edo State reported a backlog of 101 case recoveries which include community discharge.

The public health agency said that new registered infections raised the total number of the death toll in the country to 2,756.

It stated that 195,626 cases have been cleared and discharged, while 9,597 were still down with the illness.

The NCDC that over 3,142,971 million samples of the virus from the nation’s roughly 200 million population have been tested.

It added that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.

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