The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 869 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 149,369.
The NCDC made this known on Wednesday night via its official Twitter handle, where it disclosed that the new cases were recorded in 24 states including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
“On the 17th of February 2021, 869 new confirmed cases and 8 deaths were recorded in Nigeria,” the NCDC said.
“The 869 new cases are reported from 24 states- Lagos (229), Rivers (79), Taraba (73), Oyo (66), Ogun (60), FCT (58), Plateau (56), Kwara (38), Ondo (38), Osun (24), Kano (22), Nasarawa (21), Abia (19), Edo (19), Akwa Ibom (19), Cross River (10), Delta (9), Benue (8), Ekiti (6), Borno (6), Katsina (4), Bauchi (3), Bayelsa (1) and Zamfara (1).
“Till date, 149369 cases have been confirmed, 125722 cases have been discharged and 1787 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”
See the breakdown of cases by state below;
Today‘s report include:
✅ 377 community recoveries in Lagos State, 70 in Plateau State & 28 in Benue
✅ Data from Taraba State reported over the last three days
A breakdown of cases by state via https://t.co/zQrpNeOfet pic.twitter.com/GqJ8QipKgt
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) February 17, 2021
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