Coronavirus: NCDC records 77 new infections

Coronavirus: NCDC records 77 new infections

- Nigeria has recorded 77 new coronavirus infections

- The reported cases brought Nigeria's total figures to 61,882

- According to NCDC, Nigeria records two deaths in the last 24-hours

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As coronavirus rages on in the world, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 77 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

According to the agency on Friday, October 23, the 77 new cases brought the nation’s confirmed cases to 61,882, the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports.

The latest update shows that the country recorded 77 new infections with two COVID-19 related deaths in 10 states and the Federal Capital Territory in the last 24 hours in the country.

The public health agency said that the number of recoveries stood at 57,190, as 205 patients were discharged across the nation in the last 24 hours.

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Lagos state recorded maintains the highest with 11 cases, while Kaduna, Rivers and FCT confirmed 20, 19 and 4 new cases.

Others are: Osun state with 3 cases of the virus, Ondo, Sokoto, Kwara and Benue confirmed 2 cases each, while Imo and Ogun reported 1 case each.

Coronavirus: NCDC records 77 new infections
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 77 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. Credit: Premium Times
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In a related development, Legit.ng reported that Nigerians were warned that the coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the country might spread in the next two weeks.

Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 said this is as a result of the ongoing EndSARS protest.

Mustapha said if a test is carried out on the protesters, it will be discovered that many of those who protested at the Lekki toll plaza would have contracted the disease.

Similarly, Legit.ng earlier reported that 181 students and staff of a private boarding school in Lekki, Lagos tested positive for coronavirus.

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Lagos commissioner for health, Akin Abayomi, said the cases were discovered during surveillance and case investigation in the school.

The commissioner, while giving details of the investigation, explained that a 14-year-old SS1 female student fell ill on October 3 and was sent home after receiving first aid at the school.

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