COVID-19: Imo state leads as NCDC announces 255 additional infections

The Nigeria Centre Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday posted 255 additional COVID-19  infections with Imo state leading the table in infections.

The NCDC reported 255 additional COVID-19 cases and 13 COVID-19-related death on Sunday, as the deadly virus continues to rage in Africa in its third wave.

The agency disclosed this on its official website on Monday on Morning.

The News Agency Nigeria (NAN) reports additional 255 COVID-19 infections, on Monday, indicates an increase from the 210 cases reported on Saturday.

It added 255 new cases the total number infections in the country to 204,456, while the fatality toll increased to 2,681.

The NCDC said the latest positive samples were recorded in five states and the FCT – Imo (124), Lagos (72), FCT (36), Rivers (16), Enugu (6) and Kano (1).

Monday’s report includes backlogs confirmed (124) and discharged (140) cases Imo State from Sept. 20 – 26,  2021.

“Zero cases were reported from Bauchi, Benue, Nasarawa, Osun and Sokoto States,” it stated.

The Public Health Agency stated that with the new figure, a total 192,628 patients have so far recovered from COVID-19 in the country.

The NCDC added that over 2,997,060 million samples the virus from the nation’s roughly 200 million have been tested.

The NCDC noted that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.

The agency stated number active COVID-19 cases in the country stands at 9,147. (NAN)