COVID-19: NCDC announces 80 new cases, total now 164,080

NCDC Ihekweazu

Nigeria Centre for (NCDC) has announced 80 new cases of COVID-19, bringing number of infections in country to 164,080.

NCDC disclosed this on its official handle on Thursday.

It stated that country reported no relating to COVID-19 in last 24 hours, while country’s toll was 2,061 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The agency said the new cases were reported across 11 and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

It said Lagos reported 29 cases, Rivers 19, Zamfara 6, Akwa Ibom 4, Edo 4, Osun 4, Plateau 4, Ogun 3, Kano 3,   2, FCT 1 and Oyo 1. 

NCDC however said 154,285 people had recovered from the deadly virus, representing recovery rate of 94 per cent, as the number of recoveries on Thursday increased by 15 in the country.

It said that the country had also tested 1,803,177 people since the first case of COVID-19 was announced on Feb. 27, 2020.

The agency added that a multi-sectoral Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, had continued to coordinate the response activities in the country.

The NCDC noted that as at April 15, the country’s active case stood at 7,669. (NAN)