NCDC reports 82 new COVID-19 infections for Sunday

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 82  new cases COVID-19, bringing the total infections 163,195.

The NCDC official Twitter handle on Sunday disclosed that the country’s active cases stood 9,139 in the last 24 hours with  the national recovery rate now 93.14 per cent the total load.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the country’s daily new cases continue decline from an all- high of 2,314 on Jan. 22 48 as March 29.

Out of the 163,195 confirmed cases, 151,998 cases have been discharged and 2,058 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The public health agency said that the 82 new cases were reported from eight states- Lagos (33), Yobe (15), Abia (11), Rivers (10), Imo (five), Akwa Ibom (four) Katsina (two) and Osun (two).

It revealed that no new deaths from the virus were recorded in the nation’s 36 states and the FCT, while 145 people were treated and discharged from isolation centres across the country.

The NCDC added that the country had tested  1,767,694 people since the first confirmed of COVID-19 was announced on Feb. 27, 2020.(NAN)