14 states and the FCT reported 290 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, according to figures released on Friday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

The health agency also reported two COVID-19 related deaths. 

The NCDC disclosed this on its official website on Friday.

The cases were recorded from the FCT, and 14 other states. 

The FCT recorded the highest number of new infections with 127 cases, followed by Lagos – 45, Kaduna – 28, Delta – 18, Kwara – 17, Plateau – 13, Zamfara – 10, Rivers – 8, Imo – 6, Ekiti – 5, Nasarawa – 4, Edo – 3, Ondo – 3, Akwa Ibom – 2 and Oyo – 1. 

The health agency said the 290 new COVID-19 infections have brought the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 207,210.

However, 194,796 COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged in the country, the agency said.

With two COVID-19 related deaths reported, the death toll from the virus is 2,742, NCDC said.

It added that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre, activated at Level 2, had continued to coordinate the national response activities.

 

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