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Nigeria records 141 new infections, zero death in four days

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) registered 1,867 new cases of COVID-19, in the last 24 hours, the highest single day rise since the index case was confirmed on Feb. 27, 2020.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) registered 141 additional COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, with no fatalities recorded for four consecutive days.

It was stated in an update on its website on Thursday morning that the 114 infections recorded on Wednesday represented an increase from 52 recorded on Tuesday.

The public health institution said the additional infections were recorded across 11 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The agency stated that the new infections, which included a backlog of cases from four states and the FCT, had increased the infection toll in the country to 213,818.

Meanwhile, it added that a total of 207,016 patients were discharged nationwide, adding that the FCT reported a backlog of cases including community discharges on Wednesday.

The NCDC added that of the 141 cases recorded on Wednesday, four states: Lagos, Benue, Bauchi, Kano, and the FCT had a backlog of infections.

It noted that Lagos State topped the chart with 46 cases, 16 and 30 cases for Nov. 23 and 24 respectively.

The NCDC said Benue State followed with 44 cases for Nov. 16 to 19 and Nov. 22 to 24, respectively.

Others states were: the FCT-15 cases, Kano and Bauchi States – nine and four cases for Nov. 23 and 24 respectively.

However, Katsina State submitted 22 cases, Delta reported three cases; Enugu, Kwara and Rivers recorded two cases each, while Gombe State and Plateau reported a single case each.

NCDC noted that Sokoto State registered no case on Wednesday and that 3,828 cases were active in various parts of the country.

The NCDC said a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre activated at Level 2, continued to coordinate the national response activities.

It added that about 3,440,172 Nigerians had been tested so far, since the first case broke out in February 2020.

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