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BREAKING: NCDC Gives Breakdown Of New COVID-19 Cases And Deaths

146 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease, also known as, COVID-19, has been recorded by Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria. This brings the total number of cases of infections to 4,787

NCDC Director General, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu.

The new cases were confirmed in a tweet on Tuesday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The breakdown of the 146 cases by the NCDC showed that Lagos State recorded the highest with 57 cases, followed by Kano State with 27 cases.

Other cases were recorded as follows: 10 in Kwara, 9 in Edo, 8 in Bauchi, 7 in Yobe, 4 each in Kebbi and Oyo states, 3 each in Katsina and Niger states, 2 each in Plateau, Borno, Benue and Sokoto states, 1 each in Gombe, Enugu, Ebonyi, Ogun and Rivers states, as well as the Federal Capital Territory.

The number if new deaths recorded on the same day, according to the NCDC, was 6. This makes 158 the total number of deaths in Nigeria due to COVID19.

It was however remarkable that no new state recorded a case in the last 24 hours.

The number of active cases stood at 3,670 and the number of patients who have recovered and have been discharged is 959.

Data from the NCDC reveal that 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory have at least on death each.

The NCDC announced the inclusion of a brand new laboratory to the National COVID-19 Network in the country. This brought the total number of such to 24.

The NCDC also announced new guidelines for the integration of privately owned laboratories for COVID-19 testing in the Nigeria.

“We have published a guidance document, including a checklist, on how private laboratories with molecular diagnostic capacity can join the National COVID-19 Laboratory Network,” the NCDC tweeted.