COVID-19: NCDC records 37 new infections, total now 166,098

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 37 new cases of COVID-19, bringing total number of infections in country to 166,098.

NCDC made this known on its official Twitter handle on Tuesday.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that country has continued to report fewer Coronavirus cases with 37 cases on Tuesday, down from Monday’s count of 42.

centre said that four new COVID-19 deaths were also reported, bringing  death toll in country to 2,071.

It said that number of COVID-19 fresh cases continued to out number recoveries, as country recorded 36 recoveries.

NCDC said that total number of active cases now stood at 7,499.

It said that 37 new cases were recorded in five states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), with Lagos leading with 29; Akwa Ibom- three; FCT two; while Gombe, Kaduna and Kano recorded one each respectively.

agency noted that Tuesday’s report included zero case from Ekiti, Imo, Nasarawa, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, and Sokoto, while, data from Akwa Ibom, were for three days.

According to it, 166,098 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed, which include 2,071 deaths and 156,528 discharges.

NCDC, however, said that over 90,590 additional tests were completed in one week.

It said that Nigeria had now conducted 2,093,243 tests since first case of COVID-19 was announced on Feb. 27, 2020.

centre added that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level two, had continued to coordinate the national response activities. (NAN)