Total COVID-19 Toll Exceeds 58,000 As NCDC Confirms 213 New Cases


Total COVID-19 Toll Exceeds 58,000 As NCDC Confirms 213 New Cases

Nigeria’s total coronavirus toll has exceeded 58,000 after Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded 213 new cases.

The new toll comes 6 days after the country’s total coronavirus surpassed the 57,000 caseload.

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The centre gave a breakdown of where the new cases were reported via its official Twitter handle, stating;

On Thursday, Nigeria’s COVID-19 toll was 57,849 with 49,098 recoveries and 1,102 fatalities nationwide.

With the newly recorded infections, there are now 58,062 total cases, 49,606 discharged and 1,103 fatalities across the country.

Also, NCDC in its latest situation report has revealed that overall samples tested nationwide have increased from 494,577 to 499,910 as at September 24.

In other news, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has launched a N5 billion COVID-19 Recovery Support Fund in the state.

The fund is to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on private schools in the nation’s commercial capital.

Governor Sanwo-Olu disclosed this on Friday via his Twitter handle, saying;

Today, I launched a N5bn support fund to help reduce the impact of COVID-19 on low-cost private schools in Lagos.

The educational sector is one of those severely impacted by the pandemic, with schools and vocational learning-centres shut since March.

According to him, the facility will benefit 2000 low-cost schools with amounts ranging from N500,000 to N5million.

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