COVID-19: Nigeria records 49 new cases

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THE Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that the country had recorded 49 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours.

  This was disclosed in a statement through the health authourity’s  official Twitter handle yesterday.

  The public health agency said that the 49 new cases were reported from three states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

  According to NCDC, FCT topped the list with 27 infections, followed by Lagos, Enugu and Oyo with eleven, eight and three cases respectively.

  In an update, the agency said no new death was recorded from the virus which has already claimed 2,065 lives in the country.

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  The number of deaths from the virus has declined recently with only four deaths recorded in the last 26 days.

  A breakdown of the data shows that 21 people were discharged on Monday after testing negative for the virus. This brings the total number of discharged persons after treatment to 156,318, with the total number of infections in the country standing at 165,468.

  Meanwhile, Nigeria says the second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines would soon be administered on eligible men and women who have received their first shots.

  The country has, so far received about 4.1 million doses of the vaccine.

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