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Nigeria’s COVID-19 infections hit 203,081


The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), says the country’s COVID-19 cases rose to 203,081 on Wednesday, recording an additional 377 new infections.

The NCDC, via its official website, disclosed this on Thursday. This additional 377 COVID-19 infections, on Wednesday, indicated a decrease from the 513 cases reported on Tuesday.

The NCDC added that the 377 new COVID-19 cases, reported by 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory – brings the total number of infections in the country to 203,081.

The NCDC stated that Lagos reported the highest number on Wednesday with 70 news cases, lower than the 132 cases it recorded the previous day.

FCT followed with 67, Kaduna, 38, Edo, 36, Rivers, 28, Delta, 23, Kwara, 22, Ondo, 18, Plateau, 17, Oyo, 16, Benue, 12, Ekiti, 10, Gombe, 8, Kano, 7, Imo, 3 and Jigawa, 2.

It added that the latest report includes a backlog of two confirmed cases for Jigawa for September 16, and zero cases from Nasarawa, Ogun, Osun and Sokoto States.

The disease centre noted that 231 patients recovered and were discharged from various isolation centres in the country, while two others died from complications.

According to it, till date, 203,081 cases have been confirmed, 191,601 cases discharged and 2,666 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

It said that the country had tested a total of over 2,997,060 million samples from its roughly 200 million population.

The NCDC added that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.

The NCDC disclosed that there were over 8,806  active cases across the country.


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