Nigeria records 48 new COVID-19 cases in eight states

Nigeria records 48 COVID cases in eight states

Atleast 48 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded on Friday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

This was announced by the NCDC in its daily update for Friday, June 4.

According to the NCDC, the cases were recorded in eight states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

Lagos, the epicentre of the pandemic in Nigeria, recorded 16 infections, followed by Yobe with 16 and Kano with 8.

Other states that recorded cases on Friday are Gombe (3) Akwa Ibom (1) Delta (1) FCT (1) Kaduna (1) and Rivers (1).

According to the NCDC data, 63 people were discharged after recovering from the infection on Friday.

Also, no deaths were reported on Friday and the fatality toll stands at 2,117.

Since the country recorded its index case in February 2020, 166,730 cases have been confirmed in the 36 states and the FCT.

About 162,584 persons have recovered from the infection while 2,029 are active cases.

So far, the agency has carried out 2,133,061 tests.

48 new cases of COVID19Nigeria;

Akwa Ibom-1

166,730 confirmed
162,584 discharged
2,117 deaths

— NCDC (@NCDCgov) June 4, 2021

Akintoye Akintola

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