NCDC Announces 17 New Infections, Total Now 167,095




Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 17 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 167,095.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Tuesday night.

The agency stated that the 17 new cases were reported from three states in the country.

“On the 15th of June 2021, 17 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 167095 cases have been confirmed, 163483 cases have been discharged and 2117 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 17 new cases are reported from 3 states- Lagos (13), Rivers (3) and Gombe (1).

“A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities,” it stated.

According to the NCDC, since the disease was first reported on Feb. 27, 2020, a total of 2,117 people have succumbed to it while 163,483 patients have recovered from it.

The NCDC, however, said 1,495 cases were still active in the country.

It stated that the country had tested 2,231,409 people since the beginning of the pandemic on Feb. 27, 2020.

The public health institute also said yesterday's report includes 0 cases from Plateau, Nasarawa, Cross River, Imo, Kano, Bauchi, Kaduna, Sokoto, Oyo, Ondo and Ekiti States.


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