The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 708 new COVID-19 cases in Nigeria with Adamawa State topping the list of daily new cases.
The new cases brought the total number of infected people in the country to 157,671.
The NCDC disclosed these on its official Twitter handle on Thursday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the additional 708 new cases make it the first time since Feb. 26, 2021 that daily counts had surpassed 500.
Apart from the new infections, the NCDC also registered 12 COVID-19 related deaths, raising the total fatalities to 1,951.
The health agency stated that the new infections were registered in 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the last 24 hours.
According to it, Adamawa recorded 180 new infections, Lagos confirmed 141, Ondo reported 60 and Anambra 54 cases.
The NCDC disclosed that 504 people were discharged after testing negative to the virus in the last 24 hours.
Today’s discharges include 229 community recoveries in Lagos State, 144 in Imo and 45 in Akwa Ibom.
“Till date, more than 136,335 people have recovered from COVID-19 and discharged,’’ the NCDC added.
It said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, had continued to coordinate the national response activities Nigeria
NAN recalls that the country has tested 1.5 million people since the first confirmed case was announced on Feb. 27, 2020.
With Adamawa State topping with 708 new COVID-19 cases, Edo State on Thursday announced four new cases and five more deaths from coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of deaths recorded in the second wave of the pandemic to 63.
The State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this during the daily virtual meeting of the State COVID-19 Taskforce, chaired by the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.
Obi, who expressed worry over the alarming rise in fatality rate, urged residents to complement the government’s efforts by complying with all set guidelines to contain the infectious disease.
Obi disclosed that the state also recorded 28 more recoveries, with 367 active cases that are being managed at various treatment and isolation centres within the state.
He noted, “Edo State, in the last 24 hours, recorded four new cases, five deaths and three more health workers infection. The 4 new cases were confirmed positive from the 328 samples collected within a 24-hour period.”
“With the new figures, Edo has now recorded 1,915 confirmed cases, 1,485 recoveries, 63 deaths and 403 health workers infection.”