The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that a total of 154,225 patients have recovered from Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) since its outbreak in the country in 2020.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Tuesday.

Newsmen report that 1,661 people. who recovered from the disease, were discharged between April 4 and April 10, which showed a reduction when compared to the 2,417 patients who recovered in the previous week.

The NCDC said that the 154,225 recoveries from COVID-19 was about 94.1 per cent of the known cases.

The public health agency said that there were 7,599 active cases spread across the country.


It also disclosed that 74 new cases of COVID-19 were registered in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 163,911.

It said that the new cases were reported across eight states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The NCDC said the new cases registered on Tuesday included 30 in Lagos, Enugu 11, FCT 11, Akwa Ibom eight, Osun five, Kaduna four, Ebonyi and Rivers two each and Ekiti, one.

It added that a multi-sectoral National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level Three, had continued to coordinate the national response activities in the country.

Nigeria has also tested 1,803,177 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced on Feb. 27, 2020.

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