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COVID-19: NCDC Records 643 Infections, 6 Deaths


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 643 new cases of coronavirus COVID-19, bringing the total number of infected people in the country to 140,391.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Monday.

The first lowest daily count was on Jan. 2, 2021 when 576 people were confirmed positive with the virus and the second lowest this year was Feb. 7 when NCDC registered 506 infections.

According to it, the country has so far tested 1,398,630 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was recorded on Feb. 27, 2020 in the country.

The public health agency also announced additional six COVID-19 related deaths on Monday along with the 643 new infections which occurred in 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The NCDC stated that Oyo, Lagos and Rivers recorded the highest number of COVID-19 infections on Monday, with 88, 86 and 55 cases respectively.

In the states, Edo recorded 54; Akwa Ibom (53); Adamawa (52); Plateau (45); Kaduna (41); Kwara (27); Benue (20) and Kano (19).

Delta had 18 new infections, Nasarawa (16); Niger (15); Bayelsa (11); Borno (five);  Bauchi (two) and Sokoto (two).  The FCT had 34 new infections.

The NCDC pointed out that 1,110 people were discharged from isolation centres across the country after testing negative to the virus.

“Our discharges today include 744 community recoveries in Lagos State, 100 in Rivers, 78 in Plateau, 72 in Kaduna State and two in Benue, all managed in line with guidelines,” it added.

The NCDC said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, is coordinating response activities nationwide.



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