COVID-19: Nigeria records 21 deaths, 1,056 new infections


Nigeria has recorded 1,056 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 141,447.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on its official Twitter handle.

The centre also recorded 21 COVID-19 deaths, raising the total fatality in the country to 1,694.

It stated that the new infections were recorded in 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

A breakdown of cases by states showed that Lagos recorded 214 infections, Osun had 120 cases, FCT, 116 and Plateau, 88 cases.

The breakdown also showed Ebonyi with 75 cases, Kwara 73, Gombe State-70, Ondo-57, Rivers-47, Akwa Ibom-38, Edo-25, Oyo-23, Kano-22, Delta-19, Katsina State-18, Borno-16, Nasarawa State-13, Ekiti and Ogun confirmed eight cases each, Bauchi-four, Benue and Jigawa- one case each.

The centre said that 1,120 persons were discharged from isolation centres across the country in the last 24 hours, which included 478 community recoveries in Lagos State, managed in line with its guidelines.

It said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level III, was coordinating response activities nationwide.

The NCDC added that during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, it continued to support states to respond, especially Lagos state as the epicentre of the outbreak in the country.

“Effectively responding to disease outbreaks involves collaboration and partnership in a whole-of-society approach,” it noted.