Nigeria

NCDC records 90 coronavirus infections, 2 deaths

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) said Nigeria’s COVID-19 infections continues to rise as 90 additional cases were registered with two deaths on Monday.

The NCDC disclosed this in its daily COVID-19 report on Tuesday morning.

The 90 additional cases reported on Monday indicate an increase from the 74 cases reported in the country the previous day.

The public health agency noted that with the new fatalities recorded, the death toll from the virus in the country now stood at 2,898.

The agency also revealed that the total infection from the pandemic currently stands at 212,051, while a total of 203,338 Nigerians have been discharged across the country.

It stated that Lagos topped the infection chart with 33 cases, out of which 22 cases were reported as a backlog for Oct. 31.

The NCDC said that the FCT followed with 15 cases; Nasarawa in the North-central 14 cases, while Cross River and the Rivers States in the South-south reported 11 cases each.

Among others was Kano State which recorded three cases; Bayelsa two cases, while Kaduna State reported a single case.

The public health agency added that Delta, Edo, Plateau, and Sokoto States registered zero cases on Monday.

It noted that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.

According to it, the country currently has 5,688 active coronavirus cases, while a total of 3,298,966 blood samples have been tested since the pandemic began across the country.

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