Nigeria records 153 new cases of COVID-19

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Nigeria’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases now 59,001, as Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), announces 153 new infections in the country.Nigeria’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases has reached 59,001, as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), announced 153 new infections in the country.

The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Thursday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that about 509, 555 sample have been tested by the agency since the pandemic hit Nigeria in February.

The health agency said that the total number of patients recovered from the virus infections and discharged after testing negative increased from 50,358 to 50,452.

It announced that the death toll from coronavirus in the country remained 1,112.

The data released by the NCDC, showed that Lagos led with 81 cases of the virus infections, while Rivers recorded 21 cases, and the FCT with 11.

Other states with new cases were: Ogun-8, Kaduna-7, Oyo-6, Akwa Ibom-5, Osun-3, Katsina-3, Edo-2, Ebonyi-2, Nasarawa-2, Plateau-1 and Kano-1.

The announcement also revealed that the country had 7,437 active cases across various isolation centres.

The public health agency said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, have continued to coordinate the national response activities across the country. (NAN)

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