Nigeria Records 464 New COVID-19 Cases, 16 More Deaths

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A file photo of a healthcare worker holding a COVID-19 test kit. TARSO SARRAF / AFP

Nigeria has continued to witness new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) below the 500 mark for the sixth consecutive day as the death toll inches towards 2,000.

This comes as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 464 new infections were confirmed in various parts of the country on Wednesday.

In an early-morning tweet on Thursday, the NCDC which is responsible for the management of disease outbreaks in Nigeria noted that the new cases were recorded in 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Of the states, Lagos was the only place where cases above the 100 mark were reported – 131, followed by Kaduna, Akwa Ibom, and Imo where 69, 33, and 31 more infections were reported.

Other states were Katsina – 30, Kano – 26, Ondo – 23, Yobe – 20, FCT – 18, Ogun – 13, Rivers – 12, Kebbi – 11, Ekiti – nine, Osun – six, Oyo – six, Borno – five, Gombe – five, Plateau – five, Edo – four. Abia – three, Delta – three, and Zamfara – one.

According to the health agency, the country recorded 16 more fatalities on Wednesday, raising the death toll from the disease to 1,939.

On the other hand, the nation’s discharged figure has continued to increase following the recovery of 1,280 more patients.

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Data from the NCDC revealed that Nigeria has confirmed a total of 156,963 cases with 135,831 cases discharged across the 36 states and the FCT.

As of 9am on March 4, 2021, the country has tested 1,544,008 samples while 19,212 cases are active.

See the breakdown of cases according to states below:

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 56,132 1,688 54,034 410
FCT 19,292 7,224 11,919 149
Plateau 8,916 106 8,753 57
Kaduna 8,600 163 8,374 63
Oyo 6,752 874 5,764 114
Rivers 6,556 227 6,234 95
Edo 4,611 285 4,151 175
Ogun 4,411 601 3,763 47
Kano 3,790 170 3,516 104
Ondo 3,006 869 2,080 57
Kwara 2,931 579 2,301 51
Delta 2,582 773 1,744 65
Osun 2,439 306 2,082 51
Nasarawa 2,237 1,851 373 13
Enugu 2,078 184 1,865 29
Katsina 2,060 1 2,025 34
Gombe 2,056 61 1,952 43
Ebonyi 1,881 303 1,547 31
Anambra 1,726 116 1,591 19
Akwa Ibom 1,552 583 955 14
Abia 1,533 24 1,488 21
Imo 1,528 93 1,407 28
Borno 1,297 195 1,064 38
Bauchi 1,232 19 1,196 17
Benue 1,188 575 591 22
Niger 917 483 417 17
Ekiti 813 94 709 10
Taraba 813 94 697 22
Bayelsa 772 25 721 26
Sokoto 769 1 740 28
Adamawa 762 470 264 28
Jigawa 496 56 429 11
Kebbi 388 51 323 14
Cross River 334 43 274 17
Yobe 288 28 251 9
Zamfara 220 -3 215 8
Kogi 5 3 2

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