NCDC confirms 417 New COVID-19 cases, country’s total now 49,485

*Successfully discharges 36,834 persons, records 977 deaths from pandemic

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 417 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking Nigeria’s total COVID-19 pandemic figure to 49,485.

The NCDC in a tweet via its verified Twitter account Monday night said the new infections were reported in 16 states and Abuja, the nation’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

According to the disease control agency, the data showed that Lagos State, regarded as the COVID-19 hotbed in the West African country, recorded 207 new cases, which is the highest for the day.

Others are Kaduna – 44; Ondo – 38; Abia-28; Anambra – 21 and Plateau – 20; Bauchi confirmed 13 fresh cases; Oyo – 9; Ebonyi – 9; Delta – 7; Edo – 7; Enugu – 6; Niger – 3; Gombe – 2; Ogun – 1; FCT – 1 and Kano -1.

Although 36,834 persons who contracted the disease have been discharged after successful treatment, 977 deaths have so far been reported from the pandemic in Nigeria.

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