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New Case Of COVID-19 recorded in Ebonyi state, Total cases Now 8


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced two new case of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ebonyi state, Afriuprising News reports.

The information is on the official Twitter handle of NCDC @ncdcgov.

NCDC Covid-19 update

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ebonyi has risen to eight (8), the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control tweeted on Tuesday night.

In total, Nigeria has recorded 146 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total infections to 4,787

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet late Tuesday confirmed the new cases.

Of the 146 cases, the health agency said 57 were from Lagos, 27 from Kano, 10 in Kwara, nine in Edo, eight in Bauchi, seven in Yobe, and four each in Kebbi and Oyo states.

Other states with new cases include Katsina and Niger, each with three cases, the quartet of Plateau, Borno, Sokoto, and Benue, with two cases each; posting one case each were Gombe, Enugu, Ogun, FCT, and Rivers states.

While the coronavirus has no definite cure yet, the number of successfully managed cases in the country rose to 959, the NCDC said. However, eight more deaths were recorded, putting the virus’s total toll at 158.

The capacity of the country’s health facilities was also boosted with the launch of the THISDAY Dome in Abuja on Tuesday.

The facility is expected to add at least 300 beds to assist in the nation’s fight against the virus.

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 289,138 people since the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1900 GMT on Tuesday.

At least 4,226,110 cases of coronavirus have been registered in 195 countries and territories. Of these, at least 1,444,700 are now considered recovered.

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