Nigeria’s covid-19 hits 162,891 as the country recorded 129 new cases

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Following a low number of coronavirus in Nigeria, the country on Wednesday, 31, 2021, recorded 129 new COVID-19 cases.

According to a social media update by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its twitter account, the new cases were registered in 13 states.

Out of the 129 new registered cases, Lagos had 46, Ondo 19, Nasarawa 14, Kaduna 11, Borno 9, Bauchi 8, Akwa Ibom 5, FCT 5, Jigawa 4, Plateau 3, Bayelsa 2, Osun 2 and Rivers 1.

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The health agency also announces one COVID-19 related death, bringing the death toll to 2,057, since the outbreak began.

The new figures take the overall tally in the country to 162,891 while the recovery has gone up to 151,648. Further, a total of 116 people recovered from the diseases in the last 24 hours.

“This includes 62 community recoveries in Akwa Ibom and 16 in Ogun State managed in line with guidelines.

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“The total number of recoveries in Nigeria is now 151,648 almost 93% of the country’s total caseload,” NCDC tweet reads.

Nigeria’s public health agency said that the country’s active cases stood at 9,186 in the last 24 hours.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the country has tested 1,767,694 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced on Feb. 27, 2020.

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