COVID-19: NCDC Reports 501 New Infections, 3 More Deaths

COVID-19: NCDC Reports 501 New Infections, 3 More Deaths




The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has reported 501 new COVID-19 infections in the country even as Nigeria prepares for a second wave of the pandemic.

The health agency disclosed this via its verified Twitter handle on Sunday night.

NCDC said that the country sadly recorded three additional deaths in the last 24 hours, raising the overall total in the nation since the start of the pandemic to 1,221.

It also disclosed that 519 patients have been discharged after testing negative for the virus.

The new infections were reported from 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory, in the last 24 hours.

Lagos State recorded the highest number of cases with 218 infections, FCT had 112, Kaduna 53, Plateau 24 and Katsina confirmed 21 infections.

Amongst other states were Kano-16, Yobe-14, Ondo-10, Ogun-9, Edo-7, Bayelsa-5, Rivers-4, Borno-4, Osun-2 and Ekiti-2.

It disclosed that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continued to coordinate the national response activities.

According to the NCDC, as of Sunday, December 20, 501 new confirmed cases and 3 deaths were recorded in the country.

According to the health agency, till date Nigeria has confirmed 78,434 cases, discharged 68,303 cases and recorded 1,221 deaths in 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory.

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