COVID-19: Nigeria Records 7 New Deaths, 601 Fresh Cases

BY ABIOLA OGUNLADE, BOLUWATIFE OLANREWAJU

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said seven more people have died from the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the country’s fatality toll to 2,647.

The NCDC disclosed this on Friday morning via its official website.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the additional 601 COVID-19 infections, on Thursday, indicated an increase from the 299 cases reported on Wednesday.

It also indicated that the active cases in the country now stand at 8,964 from the 8,799 reported 24 hours earlier.

The disease control centre said that the additional 601 new infections were confirmed Thursday across 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

This raises the total number of confirmed infections in Nigeria to 200,957.

“Lagos (173), Edo (97), FCT (68), Rivers (50), Delta (45), Kaduna (28), Ondo (28), Akwa Ibom (25), Bayelsa (16), Imo (16), Plateau (15), Anambra (12), Ekiti (11), Cross River (6), Oyo (6), Gombe (3), and Benue (2),” it said.

It added that over 2. 9 million samples of the virus out of the nation’s roughly 200 million population were tested.

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