2nd Wave: NCDC confirms 712 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths


The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Friday, announced 712 new cases of COVID-19 infections in the country.

The health agency disclosed that Lagos had the highest record of the fresh cases with-388, FCT-77, Kwara-39, Katsina-35, Bauchi-33, Plateau-22, Ogun-18, Akwa Ibom-16, Delta-13, Kaduna-12, Osun-12, Yobe-11, Sokoto-10, Kebbi-8, Enugu-6, Edo-5, Ondo-3, Niger-2, Kano-1 and Oyo-1.

The agency said four deaths occurred in the country in the last 24 hours, as the fatality figure increased from 1,242 on Thursday to 1,246 on Friday.

The data from the agency disclosed that 588 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours as the figure of discharged cases stood at 70,239 while 11,262 cases were still active in the country.

NCDC explained that the discharges Friday included 248 community recoveries in Lagos State and 136 community recoveries in Kaduna State managed in line with guidelines.

Total confirmed cases in Nigeria – 82,747
Total discharged cases – 70,239
Total deaths – 1,246

Breakdown of total cases by state is as follows:

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