Nigeria Reports 354 New COVID-19 Cases

Yemisi Izuora

Nigeria has reported a fresh 354 new cases of COVID-19.

The new figure pushed total cases to over 45,000 cases of COVID-19; even as the death toll gradually approaches the 1000 mark.

On Thursday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the 354 new cases of COVID-19 in the country.

The development brings the total number of COVID-19 infections to 45,244. The NCDC made this known via its verified Twitter handle on Thursday.

The agency disclosed that three more persons had died from the disease.

On the other hand, a total of 32,430 cases had been discharged and 930 deaths had been recorded so far across the country.

Meanwhile, the 354 new cases were reported from 16 states as well as Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Also, the FCT led the infection table with 78 new cases while Lagos was next with 76. Others include Kaduna (23), Ebonyi (19), Oyo (18), Nasarawa (17), Rivers (17), Delta (16), Kwara (15), Akwa Ibom (13); Edo (12), Ogun (12), Plateau (11), Kano (9), Bauchi (6), Borno (6) and Ekiti (6).

The NCDC had said that the public health response in the country was being strengthened to address COVID-19.

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, at the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) briefing on Thursday; said this was part of the focus of the just concluded National Council on Health meeting; which was presided over by the Minister of Health and attended by state Health Commissioners.

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