NCDC Announces 864 New COVID-19 Infections, 3 Deaths


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 864 cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 127, 024.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official website on Thursday.

The country has so far tested 1,270,523 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was recorded on Feb. 27, 2020 in the country.

The country’s COVID-19 cases fell below 1,000 on Thursday, but Lagos state the nation’s epicentre of the pandemic didn’t register any infection.

It stated that the 864 new infections and additional three deaths were registered in the last 24 hours in the country.

The new update represented a sharp fall in infections, compared with the 1,861 cases registered on Wednesday with 22 deaths.

“The reason for the sharp fall was that no case of the virus was registered for Lagos, which reported 773 cases the previous day.”

The Nigeria public health Institute stated that the new infections were reported from 23 states and the FCT.

According to it, the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja posted over 100 cases, peaking at 129, a drop from the 285 cases recorded the previous day.

Amongst other states with new infections were;Anambra-87, Rivers-82, Benue-80, Oyo-76, Plateau-61, Kaduna-54, Delta-51, Nasarawa-38, Kwara-36, and Edo-32.

Other states included Katsina-26, Kano-24, Taraba-18, Ogun-14, Sokoto-11, Gombe-10, Jigawa-seven, Akwa Ibom-six, Cross River-six, Zamfara-five, Bauchi-five, Osun-four and Ekiti-two.

The agency said that 488 people had been successfully treated and had recovered from the isolation centres across the country in the last 24 hours.