We Don’t Know How More Than 7,000 People Contracted COVID-19 – NCDC


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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said it has no idea how 7,276 people contracted COVID-19 in the country.

This was contained in the situation report on COVID-19 published by the centre on Sunday.

According to the report, the centre has conducted tests on 62,583 samples with 9,855 testing positive for the virus.

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The report stated further that 2,856 people have recovered from the virus while 273 individuals have died.

The most affected age group so far has been between 31 and 40 with more infected males than females. The number of male cases amounts to 6,631 (67%) while 3,224 (33%) are females.

It listed 10,023 individuals as persons of interests while 9,959 people have exceeded follow up.

More excerpts from the report read;

553 confirmed cases were reported in the last 24 hours in fifteen (15) states – Lagos (378), FCT (52), Delta (23), Edo (22), Rivers (14), Ogun (13), Kaduna (12), Kano (nine), Borno (seven), Katsina (six), Jigawa (five), Oyo (five), Plateau (three), Yobe (three) and Osun (one).

“No new state recorded a confirmed COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours. The total number of states including FCT that have reported at least one confirmed case in Nigeria is still 36 (35 states + FCT).

“One hundred and fifty-nine cases were discharged in the last 24 hours in seventeen (17) states – Jigawa (31), Lagos (21), Ogun (18), Katsina (17), Yobe (16), FCT (11), Kaduna (10), Kano (eight), Bauchi (six), Borno (five), Rivers (four), Gombe (three), Sokoto (three), Delta (two), Oyo (two), Bayelsa (one) and Plateau (one).

“Twelve deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours in seven states – FCT (three), Lagos (three), Kano (two), Borno (one), Gombe (one), Jigawa (one) and Rivers (one).”

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