COVID-19: NCDC registers 49 new infections


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has registered 49 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 165,468.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Monday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the country has tested 1,977,479 people since the beginning of the pandemic on Feb. 27, 2020.

The public health agency noted that the 49 additional cases were reported from three states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

It said that “FCT topped the list with 27 new cases, followed by Lagos, Enugu and Oyo with 11, 8 and 3 cases respectively”.

The agency further stated that “no COVID-19 patient died within the last 24 hours, while the number of people who recuperated from the virus increased by 21.”

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It also stated that the “discharges included five community recoveries in the FCT managed in line with its guidelines.

The agency said that “with the new recoveries on Monday, 156,318 cases had been discharged and 2,065 deaths recorded in the 36 states and FCT.”

It added that “a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continued to coordinate the national response activities.”

Meanwhile, Nigeria has said “the second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines would soon be administered on eligible men and women who had received their first shots.”

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