By ABUJAH RACHEAL The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), recorded 39 new COVID-19 infections…

May 8, 2021
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By ABUJAH RACHEAL

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), recorded 39 new COVID-19 infections and zero death in the past 24 hours in the country.

It said the figure pushed nationwide number of COVID-19 cases to 165,340 and  death toll to 2,065.

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

It said that 30 people recovered and were discharged on Friday, which brought the country’s total recoveries to 155,454.

The health agency said that the newly-recorded COVID-19 cases were reported across seven states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

“Lagos topped the list with 23 infections, followed by FCT’ 4, Kano 4,  Zamfara 4,  Akwa Ibom 1, Gombe 1, Nasarawa 1 and Plateau 1,” it said.

NCDC said that since the pandemic broke out in the country in February 2020, the nation had carried out 1,939,165 tests across the 36 states and the FCT.

It stated that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, had continued to coordinate the national response activities. (NAN)

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