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COVID-19: Number of infections rises to 39,977 with 438 new cases

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COVID-19: Number of infections rises to 39,977 with 438 new cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 438 new COVID-19 cases in the country as total infections from the virus rise to 39,977.


The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Saturday.

It stated that regrettably 11 deaths were recorded in the country.

According to it, 39,977 cases have been confirmed, 16,948 cases have been discharged and 856 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The health agency said that the 438 new cases were reported from 24 states, Lagos (123), Kaduna (50), Rivers (40), Edo (37), Adamawa (25), Oyo State (20), Nasarawa State (16), Osun (15), Enugu State (15), FCT (14), Ekiti (13), Ondo State (13), Ebonyi (11), Katsina State (10), Abia (9), Delta (8), Kwara (4), Ogun (3), Cross River (3), Kano State (3), Bauchi State (3), Yobe (2), Sokoto State (1) and Niger (1).

It noted that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) would continue to coordinate the national response activities across the country.

The NCDC, however, called on Nigerians to note that all COVID-19 tests conducted in the public facilities and within its molecular laboratories network were free.

“There are seven fee-paying labs accr
Edited By: the Lagos State Government for COVID– (NAN)19 testing–Total Medical Services, SynLab, 54gene, Medbury Medical Services, Biologix Medical Services, O2 Medical Services, Clina Lancent Lab, Lagos” it stated.

It noted that results  from these laboratories were recognised by the agency.

It also announced the inclusion of the Virology Laboratory, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu  State, to its  Molecular Laboratory Network.

The health agency said that this brought to 59, the total number of laboratories in the country.

Edited By: Chidinma Agu/Kayode Olaitan (NAN)

Abujah Racheal: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]nnn.com.ng

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