Coronavirus: Nigeria records 571 new infections, 16 deaths

Coronavirus: Nigeria records 571 new infections, 16 deaths

The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria has risen, the Nigeria Centre announced to 740 as 16 recent deaths for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday night.

Nigeria recorded 15 deaths from the virus on Saturday.

The fatality rate from the virus in Nigeria is about 2.2 percent.

Nigeria’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 32, 558 they recorded 571 new infections on Sunday.

Also, the new figures show a slight decrease from the 664 infections recorded Saturday.

Furthermore, the NCDC in a tweet said the recent cases reported in 30 states including Lagos-152, Ebonyi-108, Edo-53, Ondo-46, FCT-38, Oyo-20, Kwara-19,

Plateau-17, Osun-14, Bayelsa-14, Ekiti-14, Katsina-14, Akwa Ibom-11, Kaduna-11, Rivers-11, Niger-10, Ogun-7, Kano-6, Cross River-4, Bauchi-2.

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“Till date, 32, we have confirmed 558 cases, 13, 447 cases have discharged,

and we have recorded 740 deaths in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory,” it stated.

Moreover, since the outbreak of the disease in Nigeria in February, almost 200,000 samples have been tested.

Coronavirus: Nigeria records 571 new infections, 16 deaths

Data from the health agency also shows that the country is witnessing a top level of community transmission of the virus

as 73 per cent of the total, diagnosed cases reported unknown sources of exposure to the virus.

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