Nigeria announces 13 COVID-19 related deaths, 255 additional infections


Nigeria announces 13 COVID-19 related deaths, 255 additional infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday morning reported13 COVID-19 related deaths and 255 additional COVID-19  infections, with Imo state leading the table in infections.

The NCDC report which is obtained on its official website, indicates a marginal increase as the deadly virus continues to rage in Africa in its third wave.

The agency said that the additional 255 infections recorded on Sunday indicated an increase from 210 cases reported on Saturday.

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It added that the 255 new cases of the coronavirus, brings the total number of infections in the country to 204, 456, while the fatality toll increased to 2,681.

The NCDC said the latest positive samples were recorded in five states and the FCT.

“Imo (124), Lagos (72), FCT (36), Rivers (16), Enugu (6) and Kano (1).

Today’s report includes: Backlogs of confirmed (124) and discharged (140) cases for Imo State from sept. 20th – 26th,  2021.

“Zero cases from Bauchi, Benue, Nasarawa, Osun and Sokoto States,” it stated.

The disease control said that a total of 192,628 patients have so far recovered from COVID-19 in the country.

According to the NCDC, over 2,997,060 million samples of the virus from the nation’s roughly 200 million population have been tested.

It noted that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continued to coordinate the national response activities.

The agency stated that the number of active COVID-19 cases in the country stood at 9,147.

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