June 19, 2021

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COVID-19: NCDC reports 418 new cases as total hits 73,175

NCDC COVID-19 update

NCDC COVID-19 update

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 418 new cases of COVID-19  in the country bringing total cases to 73,175

By Abujah Rachael

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 418 new cases of COVID-19  in the country.

The NCDC made this known on its verified website on Sunday.

It said the new cases were recorded in 16 states and the Federal  Capital Territory(FCT).

The health agency said that Lagos State topped  the chart with 113 new infections followed by FCT, Abia and Kaduna with 86, 47 and 39 cases respectively.

Others were Rivers-27, Katsina-22, Benue-14, Oyo-13, Kano-12, Enugu-8, Edo-7, Imo-7, Bauchi-6, Ebonyi-6, Ogun-6, Ondo-4 and Nasarawa-1.

The NCDC also stated  that 240 patients had recovered and had been discharged in the last 24 hours.

“Our discharges today include 74 community recoveries in Kaduna State, 49 in Lagos State, 29 in Abia State and 20 in Plateau State, managed in line with guidelines,” it said.

The health agency, which said three additional coronavirus-related deaths were recorded, added that the new  infections brought the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 73,175.

The agency also said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre, activated at Level 3, was coordinating response activities.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the country had conducted about 845,458 tests since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced.

The NCDC further said that till date, 66,090 cases had been discharged while 1,197 deaths had been recorded in the 36 states and the FCT.

It advised Nigerians to ensure they wash their  hands with soap in running water while also observing all other safety protocols.

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