COVID-19 second wave ravages Nigeria: Death toll in Kwara rises to 31 as Nigeria records 758 new coronavirus cases

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COVID-19 second wave ravages Nigeria: Death toll in Kwara rises to 31 as Nigeria records 758 new coronavirus cases



Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 758 new COVID-19 infections according to data from the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), bringing the nation’s total number of confirmed cases to 74,132.

According to the NCDC, the new infections were from 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“Our confirmed cases today includes data reported from the FCT over two days,” it said.

The public health agency stated that FCT took the lead with 305 cases, while Lagos, Kaduna and Bauchi reported 152, 103 and 44 cases respectively.

Amongst other states with new infections were; Gombe-35, Plateau-31, Rivers-17, Sokoto-15, Kwara-13, Kano-9, Ebonyi-8, Ogun-5, Osun-5, Oyo-4, Edo-4, Anambra-4, Bayelsa-2, Ekiti-1 and Taraba-1.

The public health agency sadly recorded three additional deaths in the last 24 hours in the country.

The health Agency said that 180 COVID-19 patients had recovered and discharged from various isolation centres across the country in the last 24 hours, raising the number of successfully recovered patients to 66,494.

“Our discharges today include 29 community recoveries in Lagos State managed in line with guidelines.

It said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continued to coordinate the national response activities.

The number of discharged cases decreased to 1,316 from 1,726 in week 49. These were reported in 25 states including FCT.

Cumulatively, since the outbreak began in Week 9, there have been 1,197 deaths reported with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 1.6 percent.

The number of reported deaths in the last one week in states, including FCT is 17.

In week 50, the number of inbound international travellers at Nigerian airports was 15,805 compared to 11,711 in Week 49.

In the same week, the number of international travellers with a positive result after the 7th day of arrival was 129 compared to 81 in week 49.

In Africa, the count for confirmed COVID-19 cases is 2,379,094 with 56,337 deaths resulting in a case fatality rate of 2.4 percent.

Globally, the count for confirmed COVID-19 cases is 70,829,855 with 1,605,091 deaths resulting in a case fatality rate of 2.3 percent.

Meanwhile, two new cases were erroneously reported for Osun state in week 50.

The country has conducted about 848,194 tests since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced. 

As the second wave of Covid-19 virus infection ravages Nigeria, the death toll in Kwara State has risen to 31.

The total number of confirmed cases is now put at 1245, with 11255 as total tests done.

One hundred and twenty active cases have so far in the State, while 1094 patients have been discharged.

According to the update, 9950 tests returned negative, while 60 tests are being awaited.

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