Nigeria’s COVID-19 Update: 371 New Cases, Total 158,042

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By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA, Lagos

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that it detected 371 new cases of Novel CoronaVirus disease (COVID-19) in 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Friday March 5, 2021.
The names of Friday’s COVID-19-infested states are: Lagos 101, Rivers 54, Anambra 31, Ebonyi 23, Imo 23, Kwara 22, Kano 20, Taraba 17, Akwa Ibom 16, FCT 15, Abia 13, Kaduna 13, Osun 5, Edo 4, Oyo 4, Kebbi 3, Ogun 3, Ekiti 2, Nasarawa 1 and Zamfara 1.
NCDC announced on its twitter handle that as of 11.40 p.m. on Friday 5th March 2021 Nigeria had been infected with a total of 158,042 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the index case invaded the country.
Out of the total, 137,025 people had been treated of the pandemic and discharged from the nation’s COVID-19 isolation centres, while 1,954 patients had lost their lives to the worldwide virus in the country to date.
COVID-19 killed three persons in Nigeria on Friday.
NCDC reported that on Friday, it recorded 204 community recoveries in Kwara State, 167 in Lagos State, 88 in Edo State and 60 in Osun State managed in line with guidelines.

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