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Over 200,000 Nigerians tests COVID-19 positive

By News Desk

No fewer than 206,000 Nigerians have tested positive to coronavirus following the 74 new cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which raised concerns that the infections rate continues to rise across the country.

the country’s disease control agency noted that though the doctors were battling high rates of infections in this third wave, the 74 infections reported on Sunday however represented a decline from 138 reported on Sunday.

The NCDC, through an update on its website on Monday, disclosed that the country recorded no new death from the virus, which had claimed 2,723 lives in the country.

The public health agency said that the additional cases were from nine states, with  Lagos State reporting the highest infections of the day with 36 new cases, followed by Edo (11), FCT (9), Awka Ibom (6). Others included Sokoto (6), Delta (3), while Benue, Oyo and Rivers States reported one each.

It noted that till date, 206,138 cases have been confirmed, 194,097 cases have been discharged and 2,723 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

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

The NCDC stated that over 3,043,321 million samples of the virus from the nation’s estimated 200 million population have been tested.

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