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COVID-19: NCDC reports 571 new Infections, 12 deaths for Feb. 23

COVID-19: NCDC announces 44 new cases, total now 163, 837
Written by Maritime First

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 571 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 153, 187.

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

The newsmen report that the country’s daily COVID-19 infection rate has dropped below 1,000 for the seventh consecutive days.

It also recorded 12 COVID-19 related deaths, raising the total fatality in the country to 1,874.

The agency noted that the new infections were reported in 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Nigeria’s public health agency stated that Lagos state reported 170 cases, Ogun, FCT and Kwara reported 65, 45 and 34 cases respectively, Abia 32 cases, Enugu 32, Kano 25, Oyo 22 and Ondo 21.

Rivers and Kaduna reported 19 cases each, Benue 18, Bayelsa and Kebbi 12 cases each, Nasarawa 11, Akwa Ibom 9, Delta 8, Ekiti 6, Niger 5, Bauchi and Imo 3 cases each.

The NCDC said that 643 infected people recovered, adding that total recuperated and discharge stands at 129,943 now.

The health agency stated that the discharged include 214 community recoveries in Lagos State, 61 in FCT and 11 in Benue.

It said the number of active cases, had continued to drop drastically.

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The current active cases stood at 21,279 down from 21,567 in the past 24 hours in the country.

It was recalled that the country recorded a slight reduction in the number of infections, recoveries and deaths last week.
From Feb. 14 to Feb. 20, 5,849 new cases were reported in the country, the lowest in seven weeks.

The last time the country reported such a low figure was in Dec. 27, 2020 to Jan. 2 with 5,681 cases.

 

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