COVID-19: Nigeria records 877 new cases

 COVID-19: Nigeria records 877 new cases

Abolaji Adebayo

 

With 877 new cases of coronavirus, Nigeria now has total number of 150,246.

The statistics shown by the Nigerian Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) on its official twitter handle on Thursday indicated this.

It also registered additional 16 COVID-19 deaths, raising the total fatality in the country to 1,803 in the past 24 hours.

It said that the 877 new cases were reported from 26 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The agency reported that Lagos state recorded the highest number of the day followed by Kaduna state.

“Lagos-273, Kaduna-87, Rivers-58, Akwa Ibom-47, Ebonyi-47, Edo-46, Ogun-46, Abia-34, Imo-34, Kano-34, Oyo-26, Osun-22, and Gombe-20.

“Others are Ekiti-19, Cross River-15, FCT-15, Plateau-11, Enugu-nine, Kebbi-eight, Borno-seven,Niger-six, Bayelsa-five,Nasarawa-four, andKwara-two, while Katsina and Sokoto reported one case each,” it stated.

According to the agency, 126,417 people have been released from various isolation centres across the country since the onset of the pandemic.

The public health agency said that cases discharged as of Thursday included 275 community recoveries in Lagos State and 91 community recoveries in Kwara State managed in line with its guidelines.

It said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, is coordinating response activities nationwide.

The public health institute said that there were now over 22 thousand active cases across the country in the last 24 hours.

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