Lagos, FCT, 16 others report 379 new COVID-19 cases, four deaths

Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory and 16 other states reported 379 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, according to figures released on Tuesday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

The health agency also reported four additional COVID-19 related deaths. 

The NCDC disclosed this on its official website on Tuesday.

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According to the agency, the 379 new cases were recorded from Lagos, the FCT and 16 other states.

Lagos recorded the highest number of new infections with 138 cases, Rivers – 44, FCT – 26, Ekiti – 23, Oyo – 22, Akwa Ibom -18, Adamawa – 17, Delta – 17, Anambra – 15, Edo – 14, Ogun – 13, Bayelsa – 8, Niger – 7, Kwara – 6, Gombe – 5, Plateau – 4, while Kaduna and Kano recorded a single cases in each state.

The health agency said the 379 new COVID-19 infections have brought the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 195, 890.

However, 184, 882 COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged in the country, the agency said.

With four COVID-19 related deaths reported, the death toll from the virus has risen to 2,556 NCDC said.

It added that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre, activated at Level 2, had continued to coordinate the national response activities.

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