COVID-19: 917 New Infections as Total Number Rises to 90,080

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 917 new COVID-19 infections in the country.

This was made known through their official website on Sunday.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), 955,429 persons have been tested in the country since the outbreak of the virus on Feb. 27, 2020.

The public health agency reported that the total number of infections in the country has risen to 90,080. The center revealed nine new deaths in the last 24 hours and 255 recoveries.

The FCT recorded the highest number of infections for the day with 222 cases, closely followed by Lagos (214), Kaduna (199), and Plateau State (92).

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The other states affected are Nasarawa, with 50 new infections, Oyo (41), Adamawa (33), Ondo (32), Abia (28), Ogun (19), Rivers (17), Kano (16), Yobe (14), Edo (8), Anambra (6), Ekiti (5), and Jigawa (1).

A multi-sectoral national emergency operations center (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities.

NAN also disclosed that the number of new confirmed cases increased from 5,261 in week 51 to 5,908 in week 52.

Peace Omenka

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