Nigeria

NCDC records 129 new cases of coronavirus infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said seven more people have died from the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the country’s fatality toll to 2,647.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has recorded 129 COVID-19 infections with 16 additional deaths.

The NCDC stated this in its daily COVID-19 report on Saturday.

It was gathered that the 129 additional cases reported on Friday, indicate an increase from the 53 cases of the previous day.

The centre said that the new infections were recorded across 10 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

It said that out of the new fatalities, Edo reported a backlog of 11 deaths while Katsina and Lagos states recorded two and one cases for Nov. 11, respectively.

According to the NCDC, the country’s fatality toll now stands at 2,949 while the infections have increased to 213,076.

The centre stated that the total number of discharged cases have increased to 205,483 while a backlog of discharged cases were reported from the FCT and Katsina State.

”The FCT reported a backlog of 320 community discharges, while Katsina State reported 25 discharged cases for Nov. 11.

“The breakdown of the NCDC data shows that Katsina State, North-west, topped the infection chart with 53 cases, closely followed by Kwara, North-central with 32 cases.

“Osun and Plateau reported eight infections each while Rivers and Katsina states reported six cases each. But the six cases reported by Katsina is a backlog for Nov. 11,” it said.

NCDC further said that FCT and Kano state also recorded five cases each.

It said that Oyo State reported four cases while Jigawa and Bauchi states recorded a single case each.

The NCDC noted, however, that five states, namely Edo, Ekiti, Ondo, Ogun and Sokoto, reported no case on Friday.

It said that the country currently had 4,644 active coronavirus cases, while a total of 3,392,457 blood samples had been tested since the pandemic began.

It added that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre, activated at Level 2, continued to coordinate the national response activities.

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