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NCDC Records 121 Fresh COVID-19 Infections, Seven Additional Deaths



Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 121 fresh coronavirus cases and seven deaths from COVID-19, raising the total cases and fatalities in the country to 162,726 and 2,056 respectively.

The new development is according to an update published by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday night.

The 121 new cases were reported from 14 states – Lagos-40, FCT-15, Katsina-12, Kaduna-11, Imo-8. Kebbi-8, Nasarawa-8, Delta-7, Edo-3, Osun-3, Rivers-3, Ekiti-1, Jigawa-1 and Kano-1.

Lagos had the highest figure with 40 new cases on Tuesday followed by FCT and Katsina with 15 and 12 new cases respectively.

Majority of the people infected with the virus have recovered after treatment. According to the NCDC, a total of 151,532 people have recovered after treatment while about 11,000 infections are still active in the country.

Since the pandemic broke out in Nigeria in February last year, the country has carried out over 1.7 million tests.

Nigeria has vaccinated over 600,000 people about three weeks after receiving almost four million doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

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