COVID-19: Nigeria’s Toll Exceed 54,000 As Infections Continue To Decline

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Nigeria has recorded 143 fresh infections, taking the country’s COVID-19 toll over 54,000, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed on Twitter on Monday.

This is coming the same day the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 called for caution in the face of declining infections. According to NCDC, the new cases were reported in seventeen states and the Federal Capital Territory.

According to the data from the NCDC, Nigeria’s new pandemic hotbed, Plateau State, had the highest number of infected persons for the day – 35 – and Kaduna – 21.

Lagos State had 19 fresh cases of the virus,  FCT – 13,  Ebonyi – 9,  Adamawa – 7,  Enugu – 7, Katsina – 7,  Edo – 6 and  Kwara – 5. Three new persons were infected in Osun State,  Anambra – 2, Kano – 2,  Niger – 2,  Ogun – 2,  Benue – 1, Borno – 1 and Sokoto – 1.

As at Monday, the total number of confirmed infections in the country stands at 54,008. Of the number of cases, 41,638 persons have been treated and discharged from several states in the country with 1,013 deaths, however, confirmed from the pandemic.

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