COVID-19: Nigeria records 550 new cases, as total exceed 70,000

COVID-19: Nigeria records 550 new cases, as total exceed 70,000

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 550 new COVID-19 cases, bringing total number of infections in the country to 70,195.

The NCDC made this known via its official website on Tuesday.

Data from the health agency (NCDC) reveals that 163 coronavirus patients who were successfully treated in some of the isolation centres were discharged after receiving their second negative result while 1 new death was recorded increasing the nation’s death from the virus to 1,182.

The 550 new cases are reported from 16 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) showing a steady increase in the number of infections in the country in the past few days.  

Lagos the epicentre of the virus in the country recorded 219 new cases followed by FCT -168 and Kaduna -52.

Other states with new infections include Kwara -19, Kano -15, Rivers -15, Sokoto -10, Enugu-9, Gombe -8, Plateau -7, Osun -7, Anambra -5, Oyo -5, Jigawa -4, Ogun -4, Bauchi -2 and Edo 1

Till date, 70,195 cases have been confirmed, 65,110 cases have been discharged and 1,182 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.