COVID-19 killed 234 people in Abuja, says NCDC

Eight-hundred-and-fifty-nine persons test positive for COVID-19 in Nigeria, with two deaths recorded in Abuja on Monday. The two deaths were recorded in the FCT, taking the death toll at Nigeria’s capital city to 234.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) stated on Tuesday that Monday’s figures raised the country’s infection tally to 238,420 and the death toll to 3,024.

Lagos took the lead in Monday’s 859 infections, with 555 victims up from the 401 infections it recorded on Sunday.

The FCT recorded 57 cases, while Plateau had 26 people test positive for the virus on Monday.

Edo recorded 41 infections; Ondo recorded 34; Kwara recorded 23; Kano had 18; Ogun recorded 16 cases; Enugu had 11; Oyo recorded six; Delta had five cases; Bauchi and Bayelsa recorded three each.

The NCDC added that the number of active cases in the country had increased to 22,586 as of Monday and that 212,770 victims had been treated and discharged from hospitals.

It added that Nigeria had tested 3,823,309 samples since the virus was announced on February 27, 2020.


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