COVID-19: NCDC reports 346 new infections, 6 additional deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Control (NCDC) has recorded 346 new cases Coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total number infected people in Nigeria to 159,252.

The NCDC gave the figures its official Twitter handle Tuesday.

The News Agency Nigeria (NAN) also reports that six people died from COVID-19 related ailments in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 1,988 and the number patients who have recovered from the put at 139,056.

The NCDC stated that the 346 new infections were recorded in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the last 24 hours.

The NCDC stated that Lagos recorded the highest number new cases with 86 infections Tuesday.

Bauchi followed closely with 64 cases and Kaduna and Kwara in third position reported 26 new cases each, while the FCT confirmed 24 infections, Rivers reported 23 and Plateau had 22 cases of the virus.

Ogun reported 16, Ebonyi-14, Bayelsa-12, Cross -10, Edo-eight, Akwa Ibom-five, Ekiti-three, Gombe-two, Kano-two, Osun-two and Delta-one.

The NCDC said that 554 people have been treated and have been discharged from different isolation centres in the last 24 hours.

According to the NCDC, today’s discharges include 170 community recoveries in Lagos State and 83 in Kwara managed in line with guidelines.

The agency said that the country’s COVID-19 active cases stood at 18,208 in the last 24 hours.

The NCDC said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, had continued to coordinate the national response activities in the country.

NAN recalls that the country has tested 1,601,396  people for the virus since the pandemic outbreak in the country last year. (NAN)