COVID-19: NCDC Announces 542 New Cases, 681 Recoveries And 23 Deaths


COVID-19: NCDC Announces 542 New Cases, 681 Recoveries And 23 DeathsNigeria’s daily COVID-19 infections have fallen below 700 for the fourth consecutive day, the first time since the beginning of 2021.

On Friday, the country recorded 662 new infections, Saturday had 645, Sunday had 521, then on Monday, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 542 new cases.

The new figures were reported from 21 states – Lagos (99), Kwara (91), Ebonyi (48), Ogun (44), Kaduna (42), Oyo (33), Ondo (25), FCT (24), Kebbi (23), Osun (20), Ekiti (17), Nasarawa (12), Imo (11), Delta (10), Gombe (9), Kano (8), Katsina (7), Rivers (7), Edo (5), Plateau (4) and Bauchi (3).

Lagos had the highest with 99 new cases followed by Kwara and Ebonyi with 91 and 48 infections respectively.

The reduction in daily cases occurs after weeks of relatively high figures when Nigeria recorded an average of over 1,000 daily cases since the second wave of the pandemic began in the country in December.

The total coronavirus infections recorded in Nigeria is now 152,616, the health agency said.

Meanwhile, the death toll is still on the rise with 23 deaths from COVID-19 on Monday, one of the highest daily death toll ever.

The latest figure which indicated a significant increase from the eight deaths recorded in the previous 24 hours raised Nigeria’s fatality toll to 1,862 in total.

About 59 fatalities have been recorded in the past four days.

Nigeria on January 30 recorded its highest daily death tally of 27 deaths to topple the previous record of 23 deaths reported on January 15.

Of the over 152,000 new cases, a total of 129,300 patients have recovered across the country.

Meanwhile, there are nearly 21,000 patients still receiving treatments in isolation centres.

Since the pandemic broke out in February last year, the country has carried out over 1.3 million tests.

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