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COVID-19: Nigeria’s active cases surpass 9,000 on spiking infections


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the number of active COVID-19 cases in Nigeria increased to 9,066 with 565 additional cases confirmed on Friday.

The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Saturday morning.

The country’s new active case indicates an increase from 9,033 cases, registered a day earlier, the News Agency of Nigeria reported.

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The NCDC stated that 76 people had recovered and were discharged from various isolation centres in the country on Friday.

The public health agency said that to date, 165,409 recoveries had been recorded nationwide in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

According to it, Friday’s statistics is the total of reported cases across 16 states of the federation and the FCT.

The latest NCDC data show that Lagos has the highest number of infections with 348 cases. Rivers 70, while Akwa Ibom comes next with 45 infections.

Others were Oyo (36), FCT (24 ), Ekiti (15), Kwara (7), Ogun (7), Gombe (3), Anambra and Kaduna reported 2 cases each, while Bayelsa, Cross River, Edo, Plateau, Kano and Sokoto registered one case respectively.

The NCDC said that Nasarawa, Ondo, and Osun reported zero cases as of Friday.

Nigeria had confirmed 177,142 cases, 2,178 people had died in 36 states and the FCT.

A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.

Nigeria has tested more than 2.5 million samples for the virus out of its over 200 million population.

The NCDC said that the country’s COVID-19 average test positivity rate was 6 percent.