NCDC records two deaths, 133 COVID-19 infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced 133 new cases of Coronavirus in the country.

The NCDC, on its official twitter handle, said two new deaths were recorded bringing the total death toll to 1,125 even as 54 patients were discharged from isolation centres across the country.

It stated that the new 133 cases were detected in nine states including the Federal Capital Territory as Lagos recorded the highest new infections with 90 confirmed cases, while Rivers recorded 13 cases. This was followed by FCT and Kaduna with 8 new cases each.

Since the beginning of the outbreak in Nigeria in February, more than 578,841 samples have been tested by NCDC, of which 54,587 were positive.

“Till date, 61,440 cases have been confirmed, 56,611 cases have been discharged and 1,125 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory,” it said.

The health agency said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, have continued to coordinate the national response activities across the country.

Meanwhile, the agency noted that older people 60 years and above have a higher risk of complications from COVID-19 infection, especially those with underlying health conditions.