COVID-19: NCDC announces 708 new infections, additional 12 deaths



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The Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 708 new cases Coronavirus (-19), taking the total number infected people in the country to 157,671.

The NCDC disclosed this its official Twitter handle .

The News Agency (NAN) reports that the additional 708 new cases make it the first time since Feb. 26, 2021 that daily counts had surpassed 500.

Apart the , the NCDC also registered 12 -19 related deaths, raising the total fatalities to 1,951.

The health agency stated that the were registered in 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the last 24 hours.

According to it,  Adamawa recorded 180 , Lagos confirmed 141, Ondo reported 60  and Anambra 54 cases.

Rivers-41, Taraba-33, Edo-30, Abia-22, -22, FCT-21, Akwa Ibom-20, Kano-20, Plateau-11, -10, Kebbi-10, Nasarawa-10, Bayelsa-seven Ogun-five, Osun-five, Oyo-five and Gombe-one.

The NCDC disclosed that 504 people were discharged after testing negative to the virus in the last 24 hours.

Today’s discharges include 229 community recoveries in Lagos State, 144 in Imo and 45 in Akwa Ibom.

“Till date, more than 136,335 people have recovered -19 and discharged,’’ the NCDC added.

It said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated Level 3, had continued to coordinate the national response activities

NAN recalls that the country has tested 1.5 million people since the first confirmed case was announced Feb. 27, 2020. (NAN)