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COVID-19: NCDC reports 60 new infections — over 400 in one week





The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 60 new coronavirus infections across nine states on Saturday. With this figure, a ...

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 60 new coronavirus infections across nine states on Saturday.

With this figure, a total of 471 infections have been confirmed over the past seven days.

 

Lagos, the hardest-hit state, recorded the highest number of new positive samples with 22 cases, followed by Rivers and Bayelsa with 15 and seven fresh infections, respectively.

 

Other states with new COVID-19 cases on Saturday are as follows: Kaduna (5), Ogun (4), Akwa Ibom (3), Osun (2), Kano (1) and Ebonyi (1).

The agency reported zero deaths on Saturday which keeps the COVID-19 fatality toll at 2,061.

 

However, 21 patients were confirmed to have been discharged across the country on Saturday.

 

A total of 164,207 coronavirus cases have now been confirmed across the country, out of which 154,325 patients have recovered, while there are currently 7,821 active cases.

60 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;

Lagos-22
Rivers-15
Bayelsa-7
Kaduna-5
Ogun-4
Akwa Ibom-3
Osun-2
Kano-1
Ebonyi-1

164,207 confirmed
154,325 discharged
2,061 deaths pic.twitter.com/tB6MbfaIDy

— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 17, 2021

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