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COVID-19: NCDC records 53 deaths in 24 hours




The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 53 deaths and 650 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

The national health agency announced this on Saturday night, adding that new cases were confirmed in 16 states including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The additional COVID-19 related deaths increased the country’s fatality figure to 2,361.

8,232 persons were discharged on Saturday, the highest number of cases discharged since the advent of the third wave of the pandemic.


As usual, the nation’s epicentre of the virus, Lagos, had the highest number of cases – 261 – followed by Ondo State with 95 infections.

Other states with fresh cases include Rivers – 80, Akwa Ibom – 59, Oyo – 24, Ekiti – 22, Delta – 20, Edo – 18, Enugu – 15, Bayelsa – 14 and Ogun – 11.

The rest are Kaduna – 8, Plateau – 7, Kano – 6, FCT – 5, Gombe – 3 and Abia – 2.

The 650 fresh cases reported on Saturday was an increase from the 618 cases recorded on Friday.

NCDC explained that the multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, has continued to coordinate the national response activities.


Nigeria’s total COVID-19 cases stood at 190,983 infections reported across the country.

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