Nigeria’s COVID-19 Update: 877 New Cases, Total 150,246

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By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA, Lagos

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said that 877 new cases of Novel CoronaVirus disease (COVID-19) were found in 25 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Thursday 18th February 2021.
The pandemic attacked the following states on Thursday: Lagos 273, Kaduna 87, Rivers 58, Akwa Ibom 47, Ebonyi 47, Edo 46, Ogun 46, Abia 34, Imo 34, Kano 34, Oyo 26, Osun 22, Gombe 20, Ekiti 19, Cross River 15, FCT 15, Plateau 11, Enugu 9, Kebbi 8, Borno 7, Niger 6, Bayelsa 5, Nasarawa 4, Kwara 2, Katsina 1 and Sokoto 1.
As of the end of Thursday, Nigeria had had a total of 150,246 confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic since the index case happened in the country.
Out of the total, the nation had treated and discharged 126,417 COVID-19-positive patients from its isolation centres, while it has reported 1,803 deaths to date.
COVID-19 killed 16 persons in Nigeria on Thursday.
NCDC stated on its twitter account that its discharges on Thursday included 275 community recoveries in Lagos State and 91 community recoveries in Kwara State managed in line with guidelines.

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