NCDC reports 490 new COVID-19 infections

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria rose yesterday to 17, 148 as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 490 new infections.

In a late night tweet on Tuesday, the NCDC said also said 31 deaths were recorded from the virus bringing the total number of confirmed deaths to 455.

It was the highest daily fatality figure since the first case of the coronavirus disease was reported in Nigeria in February.

The NCDC said the new 490 cases were reported in 16 states with Lagos topping with 142 infections, FCT – 60, Bayelsa – 54, Rivers – 39, Delta – 37, Oyo – 30, Kaduna – 26, Imo – 23, Enugu – 19, Kwara – 17, Gombe – 11, Ondo – 10, Bauchi – 8, Ogun – 7, Borno – 6 and Benue – 1.

“Till date, 17, 148 cases have been confirmed, 5623 cases have been discharged and 455 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory,” said NCDC.

Since the onset of the outbreak in Nigeria in February, NCDC said 96, 402 samples have so far been tested.

As of the time of the agency’s last update, there were 11, 067active cases of COVID-19 in the country, 5, 626 recoveries.

A breakdown of the 17, 148 confirmed cases shows that Lagos State has so far reported 7,461 cases, followed by FCT – 1,324, Kano – 1,158, Rivers – 631, Edo – 620, Oyo – 605, Ogun – 574, Kaduna – 472, Borno – 445, Gombe – 441, Bauchi – 430, Katsina – 414, Jigawa – 317, Delta – 317, Nasarawa – 177, Abia – 173, Kwara – 168, Plateau – 168, Ebonyi – 162, Imo – 159, Sokoto – 132, Bayelsa – 86, Ondo – 82, Zamfara – 76, Enugu – 76, Anambra – 66, Niger – 66, Kebbi – 66, Yobe – 55, Osun – 50, Akwa Ibom – 48, Adamawa – 42, Benue – 36, Ekiti – 30, Taraba – 18, Taraba – 18, and Kogi – 3.

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