Nigeria records 65 additional COVID-19 infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 65 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in six states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for Wednesday.

Nigeria records 65 additional COVID-19 infections. [Twitter/@dabiodunMFR]

The NCDC said via its verified website on Thursday morning that the 65 additional coronavirus infections had moved the country’s total cases up to 253,405, with the death toll standing at 3,136 on Wednesday.

It noted that no death linked to the virus was recorded in the country on Wednesday.

It, however, added that the number of new cases saw a decrease from 159 cases recorded the previous day.

The agency stated that Lagos topped the list of new infections with 19, while Kano, Rivers and FCT reported 16, 12 and 11 respectively.

Other states with new COVID-19 infections are Kaduna-4, Niger-2 and Delta-1.

The NCDC added that three states, Nasarawa, Sokoto and Zamfara States reported zero cases.

It also said with 26 recoveries reported across the country on Wednesday, the total number of patients who had recovered from the infection rose to 229,676.

The NCDC noted that Wednesday’s report included two confirmed cases reported in Niger on Jan. 31.

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