By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA, Lagos
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced that 1,131 new cases of Novel CoronaVirus disease (COVID-19) was detected in 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory FCT (Abuja) on Wednesday 10th February 2021.
The names of the affected states are: Lagos 297, FCT 194, Kaduna 83, Kano 59, Oyo 58, Taraba 53, Imo 52, Osun 47, Plateau 45, Edo 43, Akwa Ibom 42, Rivers 42, Ogun 29, Kwara 24, Benue 21, Nasarawa 16, Ekiti 7, Bauchi 6, Delta 6, Bayelsa 4, Sokoto 2 and Gombe 1.
NCDC reported that as of 11.45 p.m. on Wednesday 10th February 2021 Nigeria had recorded a total of 142,578 confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic since the index case was found in the nation.
Out of the total, 116,947 people who tested positive for the global virus had been treated and discharged from the country’s COVID-19 isolation centres, while the disease had killed 1,702 patients to date in Nigeria.
COVID-19 killed eight persons in Nigeria on Wednesday.
The national disease control agency said on its twitter account that its discharges on Wednesday included 773 community recoveries in Lagos State and 66 community recoveries in Imo State managed in line with guidelines.