Eight states, FCT report 74 new COVID-19 cases, no death

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Amarachi Okeh 

Eight states and the Federal Capital Territory reported 74 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, according to figures released on Monday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

The health agency reported no COVID-19 related deaths. 

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Facebook page on Monday.

According to the agency, the new cases were recorded from the FCT and eight other states.

Lagos recorded the highest number of new infections with 36 cases, Edo – 11, FCT – 9, Akwa Ibom – 6, Sokoto – 6, Delta – 3 while Benue, Oyo and Rivers reported a single case from each state.

The health agency said the 74 new COVID-19 infections have brought the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 206,138.

However, 194,097 COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged in the country, the agency said.

With no COVID-19 related deaths reported, the death toll from the virus remains 2,723, NCDC said.

It added that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre, activated at Level 2, had continued to coordinate the national response activities.

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