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21,668 active COVID-19 cases across Nigeria: NCDC

The NCDC said there were now 21,668 active cases across the country in the last 24 hours.

• February 22, 2021

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has registered 521 COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 152,074.

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

The country’s daily COVID-19 infection rate has dropped below 1,000 for the fifth consecutive day, but the death toll remains steady.

The NCDC added that it tested 1,441,013 people since the index case was announced on February 27 last year.

On Sunday, the NCDC recorded eight new COVID-19-related deaths, raising the total fatalities in Nigeria to 1,839.

The agency noted that 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) recorded new cases.

According to the NCDC, the state-by-state infections are Lagos, Ogun, Rivers, Adamawa, and Ebonyi recorded 116, 52, 47, 37, and 37 cases, respectively.

Akwa Ibom had 25 cases; Osun reported 21; Bayelsa, 18; Kaduna, 17; Oyo, 16; Ekiti, 14; Kano, 12 and Edo, 12.

The FCT had 15 cases.

Bornor recorded nine cases of the virus infections; Yobe had eight; Ondo; six; Nasarawa reported four; Bauchi two; and Kwara had three cases.

The NCDC stated that 614 people were discharged from the various isolation centres in the last 24 hours.

It noted that those discharged on Sunday included 228 community recoveries in Lagos State and 43 recoveries in Kwara, all managed in line with NCDC guidelines.

The public health agency said that the country has recorded 128,619 recoveries since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic last year.

It explained further that a multi-sector national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, is coordinating response activities nationwide.

The NCDC said there were now 21,668 active cases across the country in the last 24 hours.

(NAN)

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