COVID-19: Nigeria records 8 new infections, 6 recoveries

Posted by News Express | 13 June 2021 | 254 times

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By ABUJAH RACHEAL

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control(NCDC),says it recorded eight new COVID-19 infections in two states;Akwa Ibom- four and Rivers- four as of June 12.

The NCDC in an update posted on its website on Sunday morning, said that the infection figure raised the country’s total infection tally to 167,059.

The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), reports that no Nigerian has died from the disease in the past one week.

The public health agency said in the report that six states; Kaduna, Kano, Nasarawa, Oyo, Sokoto and the FCT had zero case of the disease.
It said that Lagos state the epicenter of the pandemic in the country, after reporting 12 cases in on Friday, did not register any case on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the state with over 20 million people were the most affected in the country with a total of nearly 60, 000 cases and more than 300 fatalities, since the beginning of the pandemic in the country.

The agency said no death from the infectious virus on Saturday as the total death toll in the country remained 2,117.

According to the NCDC update, six patients were discharged after treatment on Saturday rasing the total recoveries across the country to 163, 436.

The NCDC stated that the country had tested 2,113,061 samples out of the country’s roughly 200 million population.

It added that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.

The public agency said that Nigeria, had over a thousands active cases across the country.(NAN)


Source: News Express

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