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    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    COVID-19: NCDC Announces 571 New Infections, 12 Deaths

    The number of COVID-19 infections in the Nigeria is declining steadily.

    Nigeria is again reporting fewer than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 as the most populous country in Africa saw 571 new cases and 643 patients getting discharged on recovery on Tuesday.

    As well as 12 additional deaths linked to the virus in the last 24 hours.

    The overall tally till date according to the data released by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control,  153,187 cases have been confirmed, while people who have recuperated from the disease and discharged surged to 129,943 and the country’s cumulative deaths linked to the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease rose to 1,874 in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

    The number of active cases, which had shot up after the festive season, has continue to dropped drastically. The current active cases stands at 21,363, down from 21,567 in the past 24 hours.

    The health agency noted that discharges today include 214 community recoveries in Lagos State, 61 in FCT and 11 in Benue State managed in line with guidelines.

    NCDC data showed that the new cases were reported across 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

    The breakdown of the new cases recorded on Tuesday by state as follows: Lagos reported the highest figure with 170 cases, while Ogun, FCT and Kwara reported 65, 45 and 34 cases respectively.

    Abia confirmed 32 cases, Enugu had 32, Kano reported 25, Oyo had 22 and Ondo recorded 21 cases.

    While Rivers and Kaduna confirmed 19 cases each, Benue had 18, Bayelsa and Kebbi also recorded 12 cases each.

    Eleven of the virus infections  were recorded in Nasarawa, Akwa Ibom had nine, Delta reported eight, Ekiti had six, Niger had five, Bauchi and Imo confirmed three cases each.

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