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    Wednesday, November 17, 2021

    COVID-19: 5 COVID-19 Deaths, 144 New Infections Reported in Nigeria

    Olufemi Adeyemi 
    COVID-19 infections increases in Nigeria after days of recording below 100 cases, with 144 new infections reported on Tuesday in 12  states and the Federal Capital Territory.

    Besides, five more people succumbed to the infection across the country in the last 24 hours, according to a report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC on Tuesday.

    There have been 213,321 infections and 2,973 coronavirus-related deaths reported in the country since the pandemic began.

    Meanwhile, Nigeria recovery rate now stands at 96.55 per cent of the known cases. A total of 436 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovered cases to 206,206.

    The report includes community discharges of 269 recoveries in FCT on 15th (36) and 16th (233) November 2021.

    Active COVID-19 cases declined by 295 in the last 24 hours and Nigeria’s active caseload stands at 4,142.

    The top five states which have registered the maximum number of COVID-19 cases are  Imo with 38, followed by Plateau with 20, Lagos with 17, FCT with 16, Kwara and Zamfara had 15 cases each.

    Other states with single digits are Ondo-7, Rivers-5, Taraba-4, Oyo-3, Bauchi-2, Edo-1 and Ekiti-1.

    NCDC noted that today’s report includes 4 states with zero cases reported: Katsina, Ogun, Osun, and Sokoto.

    Also, 20 cases reported in Plateau state on 15th (15) and 16th (5) November 2021.

    Seventeen cases reported in Lagos state on 15th (11) and 16th (6) November 2021.

    Sixteen cases reported in FCT on 15th (3) and 16th (13) November 2021, NCDC said.




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