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NCDC discharges 796 COVID-19 patients

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THE Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has discharged additional 796 people after testing negative to coronavirus in the aftermath of their treatment.

  NCDC disclosed this via Twitter on Saturday night, adding that the nation’s total recoveries had increased to 156,250 in the past 24 hours while active cases stood at 7,823.

  “Our discharges today include a backlog of 795 community recoveries in Adamawa, managed in line with guidelines,” NCDC said.

  However, 30 new COVID-19 infections were reported in three states, thus raising the total number of cases in the country to 165,370.

  Of the 30 new infections recorded, the health agency said Lagos had 21, Adamawa, eight and Rivers, one.

  According to NCDC, no new death was recorded from the disease which had already claimed 2,065 lives nationwide.

  The number of deaths recorded from COVID-19 had declined recently with only four deaths recorded in the past three weeks.

  Since the pandemic broke out in February 2020, Nigeria has carried out 1,939,165 tests across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

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