Nigeria records 89 new COVID-19 infections, total now 164,000



NCDC Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded 89 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 164,000.

The NCDC disclosed this on official Twitter handle on Wednesday.

The centre said said that the new infections were registered in nine and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

It said Lagos topped the list with 19 cases, followed by  FCT 15, Adamawa 12, Akwa Ibom 10, Cross River nine, Rivers six, Ogun six, Kano five, Kaduna four and Osun three.

The agency said death was recorded on Wednesday.

It added that 45 people were discharged from various isolation centres across the country, having fully recovered and tested negative to COVID-19.

The agency noted that the number of people who tested positive to COVID-19 rose to 164,000 out of which 154,270  recovered and were discharged.

The centre said 1,803,177 people been tested for COVID-19 since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced on Feb. 27, 2020.

It added that a multi-sectoral National Emergency Operational Centre, activated at Level III, continued to coordinate the national response activities in the country. (NAN)