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    Tuesday, May 17, 2022

    COVID-19: NCDC Registers 36 New Infections

    Nigeria registered 36 new COVID-19 cases, while another 18 patients were discharged across seven states of the federation and no patient succumbed to the infection.

    Again, no patients lost their lives to COVID-19 in Nigeria, leaving the death toll in the country at 3,143, while 36 fresh cases raised the infections tally to 255,895, Nigeria’s health official data shows.

    The new data was disclosed via Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC Twitter handle on Tuesday morning.

    Of the new cases, Kano state, a city in north and the second largest city in Nigeria after Lagos reported fourteeninfections.

    Followed by Lagos and Oyo states, the two southwestern of Nigeria reported six infections each.

    While Rivers in the southern region had five infections, Imo in the South-East had three infections, Kaduna in the northwest had one infection and Sokoto in the extreme northwest of Nigeria also reported one infection.

    NCDC data further shows that a total of 18 more patients recovered from the viral disease and were discharged, this raises the country’s recovery count to 249,961.

    The health officials noted that Delta, Ekiti, FCT, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Plateau makes the lists of the seven states with zero infection on Tuesday.

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