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COVID-19: NCDC announces 80 new cases, now total 164,080

The Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 80 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 164,080.

The NCDC revealed it on Thursday on its official Twitter account.

He said the country had not reported any deaths related to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, while the death toll in the country was 2,061 since the start of the pandemic.

The agency said the new cases had been reported in 11 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

He said Lagos had reported 29 cases, Rivers 19, Zamfara 6, Akwa Ibom 4, Edo 4, Osun 4, Plateau 4, Ogun 3, Kano 3, Nasarawa 2, FCT 1 and Oyo 1.

NCDC, however, said 154,285 people had recovered from the deadly virus, representing a 94% recovery rate, as the number of recoveries on Thursday increased by 15 across the country.

He said the country had also tested 1,803,177 people since the announcement of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 on February 27, 2020.

The agency added that a multisectoral National Emergency Operations Center (COU), activated at level 3, continued to coordinate national response activities in the country.

The NCDC noted that as of April 15, the country’s number of active cases stood at 7,669 people. (NOPE)

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