COVID-19: NCDC Reports 135 New Infections, Total Case Count Now 163,330




COVID-19: NCDC Reports 135 New Infections, Total Case Count Now 163,330

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 135 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 163,330.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle late Monday.

According to it, no COVID-19-related death was reported, while the country’s death toll stood at 2,058 as of March 5, 2021.

It said that the 135 new infections were reported from 11 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The agency reported that kwara state recorded the highest number of the day followed by Lagos state.

“Kwara-37, Lagos-32, Ondo-23

Nasarawa-13, FCT-nine, Kaduna-seven, Rivers-six, Osun-three, Delta-two, Edo-two

Borno-one," it stated.

According to the agency, 152,045 people have been released from various isolation centres across the country since the onset of the pandemic.

The public health agency said that cases discharged as of Monday 18 community recoveries in Kaduna State, Data from Kaduna State recorded over the last two days managed in line with guidelines.

It said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, is coordinating response activities nationwide.

Nigeria’s public health institute said that there were now 9,139 active cases across the country in the last 24 hours.

The agency said that it has tested 1,803,177 people since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced on Feb. 27, 2020.


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