THE Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said seven more people have died from the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the country’s fatality toll to 2,647.
The NCDC disclosed this on Friday morning via its official website.
The disease control centre said that the additional 601 new infections were confirmed Thursday across 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
This raises the total number of confirmed infections in Nigeria to 200,957.
“Lagos (173), Edo (97), FCT (68), Rivers (50), Delta (45), Kaduna (28), Ondo (28), Akwa Ibom (25), Bayelsa (16), Imo (16), Plateau (15), Anambra (12), Ekiti (11), Cross River (6), Oyo (6), Gombe (3), and Benue (2),” it said.
It added that over 2. 9 million samples of the virus out of the nation’s roughly 200 million population were tested.
According to the centre, a total of 189, 346 coronavirus patients have been successfully treated and discharged after recovery, as of Sept. 15.
The NCDC noted that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre, activated at Level 2, has continued to coordinate the national response activities.
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