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Nigeria records six COVID-19 deaths, 437 new infections

By News Desk

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that no fewer than six persons have died from coronavirus complications across the country despite efforts to contained the third wave outbreak, particularly the Delta variant.

Aside from the fatalities, the health agency stated that the country also registered 437 additional COVID-19 infections, discharged 582 patients across 17 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

The statistics, according to the NCDC, on Thursday indicated that the country’s total infection from the pandemic currently stands at 205,484, while the fatality toll had increased to 2,701.

Giving the state-by-state breakdown, the NCDC said that Lagos records-126, Rivers-76, Kwara-44, FCT-37, Edo-32, Kaduna-30, Anambra-22, Delta-22, Osun-12, Benue-7, Abia-6, Nasarawa-6, Kano-5, Ekiti-3, Plateau-3, Bayelsa-2, Ogun-2 and Oyo-2.

“The report includes: 126 cases reported from Lagos state, 94 on September 28th and 32 on 29th; 22 cases reported from Anambra state for September 28th (12) and 29th (10).

“12 rather than 6 recoveries were erroneously reported for Jigawa state on September 24th. Also, Bauchi and Sokoto States recorded zero cases on Wednesday,” it stated.

The Public Health Agency said that the active coronavirus cases in the country were 9,286 with a total of 193,496 cases successfully treated and discharged.

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

It added that over six million samples of the virus from the nation’s roughly 200 million population have been tested

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