Death toll hits hard as NCDC records 126 new COVID-19 cases

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Over two new deaths recorded as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed there are 126 new cases of COVID-19 infections in the country.

The NCDC made the announcement via their verified Twitter handle on Sunday night.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), more than 502, 545 samples have been tested by the agency since the outbreak of the novel pandemic in the country in February.

The NCDC also asserted that 72 patients had recovered and had been discharged in the last 24 hours, while the country reported two coronavirus-related deaths.

According to NCDC, FCT leads the chart with over 30 new cases of the deadly infection with Lagos, Rivers and Ogun tagging along with 24, 23 and 13 cases respectively.

States with new COVID infections, includes, Katsina-9, Plateau-9, Ondo-6, Kaduna-4, Kwara-4, Imo-2, Bauchi-1 and Edo-1.

“Till date, 58,324 cases have been confirmed, 49,794 cases have been discharged and 1,108 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory,” it said.

It said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre activated at Level 3, have proceeded to coordinate the national response exercises across the country. Meanwhile, the NCDC has said it is fighting hard to secure travel into and out of the country is seamless while prioritising public health and safety.

The agency also said two new labs had been initiated for inclusion in the NCDC Molecular Lab Network. They are the Osun State University Multidisciplinary Research Laboratory, Osogbo, and Nasarawa State Diagnostic Laboratory, Lafia. According to NCDC, testing at any laboratory in the NCDC network is free.

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