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Nigeria Records 53 More COVID-19 Deaths In 24 Hours

Nigeria has recorded 53 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. This is in addition to 650 new cases.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this on Saturday night, adding that new cases were confirmed in 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The additional COVID-19 related deaths increased the country’s fatality figure to 2,361. But 8,232 were discharged on Saturday, the highest number of cases discharged since the advent of the third wave of the pandemic.

As usual, the nation’s epicentre of the virus, Lagos, had the highest number of cases – 261 –  followed by Ondo State with 95 infections.

Other states with fresh cases include Rivers – 80, Akwa Ibom – 59, Oyo – 24, Ekiti – 22, Delta – 20, Edo – 18, Enugu – 15, Bayelsa – 14 and Ogun – 11.

The rest are  Kaduna – 8, Plateau – 7, Kano – 6, FCT – 5, Gombe – 3 and Abia – 2.

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 72,245 5,159 66,561 525
FCT 20,529 420 19,934 175
Rivers 10,162 1,331 8,704 127
Kaduna 9,224 23 9,135 66
Plateau 9,172 58 9,055 59
Oyo 8,049 678 7,210 161
Edo 5,338 310 4,835 193
Ogun 5,227 165 4,987 75
Kano 4,043 12 3,921 110
Ondo 3,968 322 3,575 71
Akwa Ibom 3,960 768 3,160 32
Kwara 3,526 357 3,112 57
Delta 2,899 268 2,556 75
Osun 2,691 39 2,573 79
Enugu 2,556 -4 2,531 29
Nasarawa 2,414 30 2,345 39
Gombe 2,239 4 2,191 44
Katsina 2,164 29 2,100 35
Ebonyi 2,048 13 2,003 32
Anambra 2,043 56 1,968 19
Abia 1,794 6 1,764 24
Imo 1,710 22 1,650 38
Bauchi 1,553 2 1,534 17
Ekiti 1,432 318 1,099 15
Benue 1,413 -1 1,390 24
Borno 1,344 1 1,305 38
Adamawa 1,136 6 1,098 32
Taraba 1,062 27 1,011 24
Bayelsa 1,028 72 930 26
Niger 966 32 914 20
Sokoto 796 4 764 28
Jigawa 562 25 521 16
Yobe 501 2 490 9
Cross River 475 12 442 21
Kebbi 458 9 433 16
Zamfara 251 0 243 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

 

The 650 fresh cases reported on Saturday was an increase from the 618 cases posted the previous day in the country.

However, the nation’s active coronavirus infections had dropped from 18,210, reported on Friday, to 10,575.

The health agency explained that the multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, has continued to coordinate the national response activities.

So far, Nigeria’s total COVID-19 cases stand at 190,983 infections.

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