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Nigeria conducts 955,429 COVID-19 sample tests, 90,080 confirmed cases

  • 917 new COVID-19 infections recorded on Sunday

As the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) reported 917 new Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country on Sunday, Nigeria has so far conducted 955,429 sample tests since the first confirmed COVID-19 case was announced in February 27, 2020.

The NCDC said via its verified website that the total number of infections in the country now stands at 90,080.

The centre reported nine new deaths related to the virus on Sunday, bringing total death to 1,311.

The health agency said that out of the 90,080 confirmed cases, 75,044 have been treated and discharged.

Data from the NCDC shows that Week 52, the number of new cases increased to 5,908, from 5,261 recorded in week 51.

Also, the number of discharged cases in week 52 increased to 2,731, from 2,213 recorded in week 51.

Cumulatively, 1,254 deaths with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 1.5 per cent have been recorded since the disease first broke out in Week 9 of 2020.

Also, the number of reported deaths in the past one week in 13 States of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) stands at 33.

In week 52, also the number of in-bound international travellers at Nigerian airports was 19,238 as against 20,209 recorded in Week 51.

In the same vein, the number of international travellers with positive results in week 52 was 84 as against 270 recorded in week 51.

Announcing that the new cases were in 16 States and the FCT, the health agency said that 255 recoveries were recorded in the country on Sunday and were therefore discharged.

A breakdown of data by NCDC shows the FCT recorded the highest number of infections for the day with 222 cases, followed by Lagos, Kaduna, and Plateau states which reported 214, 119, and 92 cases respectively.

Others include Nasarawa with 50 new infections, Oyo-41, Adamawa-33, Ondo-32, Abia-28, Ogun-19, Rivers-17, Kano-16, Yobe-14, Edo-eight, Anambra-six, Ekiti- five, and Jigawa-one.

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