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    Monday, February 21, 2022

    COVID-19: 50 New Cases Reported in Nigeria Sunday

    Coronavirus infections continue on slow progression as  Nigeria registered 50 new cases reported in 4 states, according to Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).

    The 50 new infections indicates an increase from 22 cases reported on Saturday.

    Nigeria has registered a total of 254,293 COVID-19 cases since its outbreak emerged in February 2020, the twelveth-highest toll in Africa, having South Africa in first place followed by Moroco, Tunisia, Libya, Ethiopia, Egypt, Kenya Zamibia, Reunion, Algeria and Botswana in eleventh place.

    Data released by the health  agency via its verified website shows that Imo topped the list with 22 infections, followed  by Lagos with 14 cases, Rivers had 7 cases, FCT had 5 cases and Delta reported 2 cases.

    Today’s report includes 4 states with zero cases reported: Kaduna, Kano, Plateau and Sokoto, NCDC said.

    It disclosed that 168 patients were discharged after recovering from the infection, bringing the total number of recoveries to 230,755

    As of Sunday active cases in Nigeria stand at  20,396  – down from 20,521 cases it was the previous day.

    The report from the health officials also shows that the fatality toll now stands at 3,142, as no additional COVID-19 patients lost thier lives to the disease in the last 24 hours.

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