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145 new infections take Nigeria’s COVID-19 toll to 67,557

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NIGERIA Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday night announced 145 new cases of COVID-19 in the country.

  A post on NCDC verified website said the new infections take the total number of cases in the country to 67,557, adding that seven states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) reported new infections.

  According to NCDC, 227 persons have recovered and have been discharged from different isolation centres across the country.

  Those that have recovered and were discharged included 97 persons in Lagos State managed in line with guidelines.

  It will be recalled that Nigeria’s COVID-19 recoveries increased last week compared to the previous week.

  From November 22 to 28, the 48th weeks of the pandemic in the country, a total of 935 patients recovered and were discharged, compared to 885 who were discharged in the previous week.

  Lagos State recorded the highest number of cases followed by FCT, Kaduna, and Plateau with 49, 34, 34, and 11 respectively. Others are Oyo, 7; Bayelsa, 5; Taraba, 4; and Sokoto, 1.

  Till date, 67,557 cases have been confirmed, 63,282 cases discharged, and 1,173 deaths recorded in 36 states and the FCT. But NCDC said that a multi-sectorial national emergency operations centre (EOC) was activated at Level 3 and has continued to coordinate the national response activities.

  The agency further disclosed that Nigeria has so far tested 756,237 persons since the first confirmed COVID-19 case was announced on Febraury 27, 2020.

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