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Anambra, Oyo top list as NCDC records 1,368 new COVID cases

Anambra, Oyo top list as NCDC records 1,368 new COVID cases
February 17
08:03 2021

For the first time in weeks, Anambra topped the list of states with new coronavirus infections, as Nigeria recorded 1,368 fresh cases in the update for Tuesday.

According to data published by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the Tuesday figure represented an increase of 138 percent within the past 24 hours — 574 new cases were recorded on Monday.

However, 1,474 patients were reported to have been discharged across the country on Tuesday, increasing the current total figure of recoveries to 124,483.

According to the NCDC, the recoveries confirmed on Tuesday included 762 patients discharged in Anambra state, 132 in Plateau, and 126 in the federal capital territory (FCT).

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Meanwhile, 16 persons were confirmed to have died due to COVID-19 complications on Tuesday, but the agency noted that it reported a backlog of deaths from Abia state.

With the new death count, a total of 1,777 people have died of COVID-19 complications in Nigeria.

As of the time of filing this report, COVID-19 cases were reported for 27 states and the FCT.

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There was no new data from Lagos state, the epicentre of the pandemic, in the NCDC’s Tuesday update.

The new cases were recorded as follows: Anambra (344), Oyo (172), FCT (148), Benue (107), Rivers (95), Ogun (59), Ondo (56), Ebonyi (53), Kaduna (52), Plateau (46), Kwara (36), Enugu (30), Akwa Ibom (26), Osun (22), Edo (20), Abia (17), Kano (16), Borno (15), Cross River (10), Delta (8), Gombe (8), Imo (7), Ekiti (5), Sokoto (4), Jigawa (3), Bayelsa (3), Nasarawa (3),
and Zamfara (3).

The agency also noted that data from Enugu state was reported over the last two days.

The country has tested 1,422,158 samples so far, while 22,036 are currently active cases.

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