COVID-19: Nigeria reports 877 new infections, 16 deaths

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 877 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 150,246.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle late Thursday.

It also registered additional 16 COVID-19 deaths, raising the total fatality in the country to 1,803 in the past 24 hours.

It said that the 877 new infections were reported from 26 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The agency reported that Lagos state recorded the highest number of the day followed by Kaduna state.

“Lagos-273, Kaduna-87, Rivers-58, Akwa Ibom-47, Ebonyi-47, Edo-46, Ogun-46, Abia-34, Imo-34, Kano-34, Oyo-26, Osun-22, and Gombe-20.

“Others are Ekiti-19, Cross River-15, FCT-15, Plateau-11, Enugu-nine, Kebbi-eight, Borno-seven, Niger-six, Bayelsa-five, Nasarawa-four, and Kwara-two, while Katsina and Sokoto reported one case each,” it stated.

According to the agency, 126,417 people have been released from various isolation centres across the country since the onset of the pandemic.