COVID-19: Nigeria Records Lowest New Cases Since December

NCDC boss, Chikwe Ihekweazu
COVID-19: Nigeria Records Lowest New Cases Since December - Vantage News Nigeria
NCDC boss, Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Monday recorded 676 new cases of COVID-19.

The latest figure represents the lowest number of daily new COVID-19 cases since December when the federal government declared a second wave of the pandemic.

NCDC also announced 21 new deaths.

Monday’s new cases were reported from 19 states, namely: Lagos (227), Rivers (73), Niger (69), Plateau (56), FCT (50), Kano (44), Oyo (43), Ogun (27), Gombe (18), Ondo (15), Enugu (10), Osun (10), Cross River (8), Edo (8), Nasarawa (7), Bauchi (4), Kaduna (3), Ekiti (2), and Zamfara (2).

NCDC has reported a total of 131,918 cases of the virus, with 106,275 discharged and 1,607 deaths.

The centre had earlier on Monday, confirmed six new cases of the B117 strain of COVID-19 in the country.

According to NCDC Director-General, Chike Ihekweazu who spoke during a Presidential Task Force meeting, the new strain imported from Britain is believed to be deadlier.

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