COVID-19: NCDC records 130 new infections, total now 161,539 as of March, 19, 2021

March 20, 2021
3 Views
NCDC Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 130 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 161,539.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Friday.

“On the 19th of March 2021, 130 new confirmed cases were recorded in the country.

“Till date, 161,539 cases have been confirmed, 147,581 cases discharged and 2,027 deaths across the country.

“The 130 new cases were reported from 13 states – Lagos (46), Ogun (19), Kwara (18), FCT (12), Kaduna (10), Ekiti (six)Abia (five), Edo(three), Sokoto(three), Osun (three), Niger (two), Oyo (two), and Akwa Ibom (one), the NCDC said.

According to it, no COVID-19-related death was reported, while the country’s death toll stood at 2,027 as of March 19, 2021.

The public health agency said that more than 147,000 people have recovered in the country after testing negative to the virus.

According to the report, 691 more people have recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries to 147,581.

“Our discharges today include 242 community recoveries in Lagos State, 193 in FCT and 103 in Kwara State, managed in line with guidelines.” NCDC noted.

It noted that the country’s active cases  stood at 11,931, in the last 24 hours.

The public health agency said a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, had continues to coordinate the national response activities in the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the country had tested 1,684,305 people since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced on 27 February, 2020.

NAN recalls that the country’s daily new cases continue to follow a downward trajectory. From an all-time high of 2,314 on Jan. 22, 2021 , the country’s daily new positive cases have come down to 130 as of March 19, 2021. (NAN)

You may be interested

PDP S’West: Fayose concedes party leadership to Makinde
News
12 views
News
12 views

PDP S’West: Fayose concedes party leadership to Makinde

Webby - April 13, 2021

The leadership tussle rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South West zone appears to have been resolved as…

Buhari’s aide misfires as Twitter picks Ghana as African HQ
News
7 views
News
7 views

Buhari’s aide misfires as Twitter picks Ghana as African HQ

Webby - April 12, 2021

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja NIGERIANS have taken to social media to make their opinions known after social networking service, Twitter, decided…

Ngige begs judiciary workers, unions says 2015 agreement not implemented
News
7 views
News
7 views

Ngige begs judiciary workers, unions says 2015 agreement not implemented

Webby - April 12, 2021

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja Published 12:24 am The Federal Government Monday appealed to the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria to suspend…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.