The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) reported 758 new positive coronavirus cases Tuesday, bringing the country’s total to 74,132. Those new cases were reported to NCDC in the last 24 hours.
NCDC also announced 3 additional confirmed death from COVID-19, bringing Indiana’s total to 1,200. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the country has conducted about 848,194 tests since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced.
The NCDC said that the new infections were from 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory adding that 180 patients had recovered and discharged from various isolation centers across the country in the last 24 hours, raising the number of successfully recovered patients to 66,494.
In the new update, FCT took the lead with 305 cases, while Lagos, Kaduna and Bauchi reported 152, 103 and 44 cases respectively. Amongst other states with new infections were; Gombe-35, Plateau-31, Rivers-17, Sokoto-15, Kwara-13, Kano-9, Ebonyi-8, Ogun-5, Osun-5, Oyo-4, Edo-4, Anambra-4, Bayelsa-2, Ekiti-1 and Taraba-1.
In Africa, the count for confirmed COVID-19 cases is 2,379,094 with 56,337 deaths resulting in a case fatality rate of 2.4 percent. Globally, the count for confirmed COVID-19 cases is 70,829,855 with 1,605,091 deaths resulting in a case fatality rate of 2.3 percent.
758 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
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— NCDC (@NCDCgov) December 15, 2020
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