COVID-19: Nigeria records 393 new infections, 6 deaths –NCDC

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By Grace Audi (HEALTH CORRESPONDENT)

Nigeria’s capital Abuja topped the list of COVID-19 infections in the country on Monday, with 393 cases and six COVID-19-related deaths recorded by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The extra infections were an increase over the 168 reported on Sunday, according to the agency, which brought the overall number of cases in the country to 202,191.

The NCDC said the most recent positive samples were found in 14 states, including the FCT, which topped the list with 121 instances, up from only 15 on Sunday.

The agency stated that others were: Lagos (86), Edo (70), Delta (30), Rivers (24), Plateau (16), Benue (11), Cross River (10), Abia (8), Bayelsa (4), Gombe (4), Bauchi (3), Kano (3), Adamawa (2) and Taraba (1) .

“Today’s report includes: backlog of 1 confirmed case for Taraba for Sept. 18, 2021 and zero cases from Nasarawa, Ondo, Osun and Sokoto States,” NCDC said.

According to the public health agency, till date, 190,901 cases had been discharged as 2661 deaths were recorded across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

It added that the country had tested a total of over 2,997,060 million samples from its roughly 200 million population, while there were over 8,629 active cases across the country.

The NCDC also said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.

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