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Six More Patients Die As NCDC Confirms 537 New COVID-19 Cases


A health worker wearing a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suit tests a swab sample for COVID-19 at a primary health center. NOAH SEELAM / AFP

 

Six more people have died of complications related to COVID-19, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported on Monday.

The NCDC revealed this while giving an update on the management of the disease in the country, saying 537 more cases have been confirmed.

It explained that the new infections were reported in seven states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

They include Rivers – 313, Lagos – 178, FCT – 19, Kaduna – 11, Gombe – six, Ogun – six, Ekiti – three, and Abia – one.

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Following the new infections reported, Nigeria has now confirmed a total of 248,312 since it reported its first case in February 2020.

Of the cases confirmed, 218,997 people who initially tested positive have been discharged and 3,077 deaths have been recorded in all 36 states and the FCT.

While the NCDC said it has collected and tested a total of 3,863,081 samples, the country has 26,238 COVID-19 cases that are still active.

See the breakdown of cases according to states below:

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 97,054 16,227 80,066 761
FCT 27,673 2,925 24,507 241
Rivers 15,672 427 15,091 154
Kaduna 11,010 144 10,780 86
Plateau 10,209 60 10,076 73
Oyo 10,117 754 9,167 196
Edo 7,584 147 7,135 302
Ogun 5,759 96 5,581 82
Delta 5,066 2,400 2,556 110
Ondo 5,066 373 4,593 100
Kano 4,841 276 4,439 126
Akwa Ibom 4,566 173 4,349 44
Kwara 4,318 545 3,709 64
Osun 3,142 69 2,984 89
Gombe 2,958 180 2,715 63
Enugu 2,939 17 2,893 29
Anambra 2,700 242 2,439 19
Nasarawa 2,674 290 2,345 39
Katsina 2,387 20 2,330 37
Imo 2,335 48 2,230 57
Abia 2,144 15 2,096 33
Benue 2,118 329 1,764 25
Ebonyi 2,064 28 2,004 32
Ekiti 1,955 83 1,844 28
Bauchi 1,910 60 1,826 24
Borno 1,577 33 1,500 44
Taraba 1,345 78 1,235 32
Bayelsa 1,305 30 1,247 28
Adamawa 1,157 27 1,098 32
Niger 1,128 110 998 20
Sokoto 810 0 782 28
Cross River 727 2 700 25
Jigawa 642 19 605 18
Yobe 502 3 490 9
Kebbi 478 8 454 16
Zamfara 375 0 366 9
Kogi 5 0 3 2





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