COVID-19: Nigeria records 758 new cases as total exceed 74,000

COVID-19: Nigeria records 758 new cases as total exceed 74,000

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 758 new COVID-19 cases, bringing total number of infections in the country to 74,132.

The NCDC made this known via its official twitter handle on Tuesday.

Data from the health agency (NCDC) reveals that 180 coronavirus patients who were successfully treated in some of the isolation centres were discharged after receiving their second negative result while 3 new deaths were recorded increasing the nation’s death toll from the virus to 1,200.

The 758 new cases are reported from 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

FCT tops the day’s infection chart with 305 new cases followed by Lagos -152 and Kaduna -103.

Other states with new cases include Bauchi -44, Gombe -35, Plateau -31, Rivers -17, Sokoto -15, Kwara -13, Kano -9, Ebonyi -8, Ogun -5, Osun -5, Oyo -4, Edo -4, Anambra -4, Bayelsa -2, Ekiti -1, and Taraba -1.

Till date, 74,132 cases have been confirmed, 66,494 cases have been discharged and 1,200 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.