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Over 200,000 Nigerians tests COVID-19 positive

By News Desk

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that no fewer than 207,978 Nigerians have tested positive to coronavirus pandemic after it center registered 284 additional infections with nine related deaths across 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

It stated that the FCT lead with 67 cases, followed by Kaduna State in the North-west and Rivers State in the South-south with 33 and 31 cases respectively.

The NCDC, through its verified website on Tuesday, said that the fresh cases indicate an increase from the 78 cases reported on Sunday in the country.

According to the NCDC, while Anambra State in the South-east recorded 23 cases, Lagos and Osun states in the South-west recorded 22 cases each.Also, South-southern states of Cross River and Edo, recorded 18 cases each.

”Ondo State in the South-west recorded 13 cases, followed by three states in the North-central: Plateau, Nasarawa and Kwara states, with 12, six and five cases respectively.

“While Imo State recorded four cases, Benue and Niger states recorded three and two cases respectively. Five states: Delta, Ekiti, Jigawa, Ogun and Oyo States recorded a case each.

The NCDC added that two states: Bauchi and Kano recorded no cases on Monday. The agency also added that Edo State reported a backlog of 101 case recoveries which include community discharge.

The public health agency said that new registered infections raised the total number of the death toll in the country to 2,756. It stated that 195,626 cases have been cleared and discharged, while 9,597 were still down with the illness.

The NCDC disclosed that over 3,142,971 million samples of the virus from the nation’s roughly 200 million population have been tested. It added that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.

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