NCDC announces 1,016 new COVID-19 cases as total rises to 86,576

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 1,016 new infections of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Wednesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the country has so far tested 938,602 persons since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced in Feb. 27.

The agency said that the total number of infections in the country was now 86,576 while 1,385 recoveries were recorded in the last 24 hours.

It noted that the discharges included 537 community recoveries in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), 459 in Lagos State and 78 in Plateau managed in line with guidelines.

The public health agency said 11 additional new deaths were registered in the country in the last 24 hours.

The NCDC said that the new cases were recorded in 20 states and the FCT.

It stated that Lagos State recorded the highest number of cases with 434; FCT, 155; Plateau, 94; Kaduna and Rivers States, 56 each; and Oyo State, 30.

Other states were Nasarawa – 27, Zamfara – 25, Abia -22 , Enugu -18, Kano State -18, Bayelsa -15, Edo -14, Ogun -11, Borno -10, Ebonyi -10, Jigawa -seven, Anambra -four, Delta – three, Niger-three, and Osun – three.

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