COVID-19: NCDC Announces 34 New Infections, Total Case Count Now 165,215

Nigeria on Thursday reported 34 new COVID-19 cases in four states, bringing the total cases to 165,215.

This is according to an update published by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Tuesday night.

With no deaths recorded in the past 24 hours, the fatality toll in the country has remained 2,063 in total.

The 34 new cases are higher than the 18 infections recorded a day earlier.

The new figure raised the total number of infections in the country to 165,215, according to the NCDC data.

In the past one week, there has been a further decline in new cases as daily infections have fallen below 100. Daily infections averaged over 1,000 between December 2020 and February 2021.

The 34 new cases were reported from four states – Enugu-19

Lagos-13, FCT-one , Kaduna-one

According to the NCDC, over 155,371 patients have recovered after treatment.

Meanwhile, about 7,789 infections are still active in the country.

The public health agency said a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, had continued to coordinate the national response activities in the country.

It reported that the country had tested 1,939,165 people since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced on 27 February 2020.

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