COVID-19: Pandemic continues as 7 die, 609 fresh cases recorded in Nigeria
EMERGENCY DIGEST- Seven more Nigerians have died from Covid-19, bringing fatality toll to 2,647, even as the country recorded 601 new cases of the virus on Thursday.
This according figures from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed its official website on Friday morning.
The additional 601 COVID-19 infections, on Thursday, indicated an increase from the 299 cases reported on Wednesday.
It also indicated that the active cases in the country now stand at 8,964 from the 8,799 reported 24 hours earlier.
The disease control centre said that the additional 601 new infections were confirmed Thursday across 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
This raises the total number of confirmed infections in Nigeria to 200,957.
“Lagos (173), Edo (97), FCT (68), Rivers (50), Delta (45), Kaduna (28), Ondo (28), Akwa Ibom (25), Bayelsa (16), Imo (16), Plateau (15), Anambra (12), Ekiti (11), Cross River (6), Oyo (6), Gombe (3), and Benue (2),” it said.
It added that over 2. 9 million samples of the virus out of the nation’s roughly 200 million population were tested.
According to the centre, a total of 189, 346 coronavirus patients have been successfully treated and discharged after recovery, as at Sept. 15.
The NCDC noted that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre, activated at Level 2, has continued to coordinate the national response activities