COVID-19: NCDC reports 65 new cases, 1 death


By Grace Audu –

Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 65 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, with one death after four days with no fatalities.

The NCDC reported in a website update on Friday morning that a death was last documented on Nov. 21, bringing the country’s total death toll from the disease to 2,975.

According to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN), the 65 infections confirmed on Thursday were down from the 114 registered on Wednesday.

According to the NCDC, the latest confirmed cases brought Nigeria’s infection toll to 213,883, with 3,814 active cases.

Additional infections have been reported in nine states of the federation as well as the Federal Capital Territory, according to the centre (FCT).

According to the NCDC, Lagos State, the epicenter of the epidemic, has reported 20 new cases.

The FCT recorded 12 cases, followed closely by Kaduna State in the North-west with 11 cases; Oyo State, nine, while Bauchi and Kano states reported four cases each.

Edo State, the centre said reported two cases, while the trio of Ekiti, Plateau and Rivers states recorded a single case each.

It also stated that Delta, Katsina, Ogun, Osun and Sokoto states reported that they recorded no cases on Thursday.

The NCDC said that the FCT recorded 50 community discharges on Thursday, while Lagos State recorded a backlog of one discharged case for November 24, 2021.

It said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre activated at Level 2, continued to coordinate the national response activities.

The centre recalled that the country recorded its first cases in February 2020, and 3,440,172 samples had been tested for COVID -19 so far.


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