COVID-19: Nigeria confirms 519 new cases, 18 deaths

Nnenna Okoronkwo, Abuja

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Nigeria has confirmed 519 cases of the deadly coronavirus also known as COVID-19.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC confirmed the cases on Tuesday night via its official website.

The NCDC also noted that 18 COVID related deaths were recorded in the country

NCDC noted that the 519 new cases are reported from 15 States- “Lagos (120), Ondo (110), Rivers (74), Edo (63), FCT (58), Oyo (31), Kaduna (15), Bayelsa (11), Cross River (11), Delta (11), Kano (5), Ogun (4), Plateau (3), Adamawa (2), and Gombe (1).

“Today’s report includes: Four states with zero cases reported: Ekiti, Nasarawa, Osun and Sokoto. A backlog of 110 cases reported from Ondo State on 13th (83) and 14th (27) September, 2021 and A backlog of 5 deaths reported from Ondo state on 13th (2) and 14th (3) September, 2021”  the NCDC explained.

These latest figures bring the total number of confirmed cases to 200,057  with 188,719 discharged and 2,637 deaths.

 

 

 

 

 

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