Nigeria Centre For Disease Control Announces 168 New Infections Of COVID-19

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 68 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic taking the country’s toll to 66,607.

According to the public disease agency’s update, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the second most affected area reported the highest daily count for the virus on Tuesday with 61 cases.

Lagos, the economic hub of the country, saw 50 new infections while Kaduna reported 27 new cases, including Oyo 12, Rivers six. Katsina five, Ogun three, Kwara two, Edo and Kano with one each.

The NCDC announced the discharge of 70 patients from isolation centres, to reach a total of 62,311. It also announced one death in the last 24 hours. Nigeria’s death toll from COVID-19 related causes stood at 1,169 as at yesterday.

So far, the NCDC has conducted 749,136 tests since the first confirmed case relating to COVID-19 pandemic was announced in the country.

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