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COVID-19: Nigeria records 40 new COVID-19 infections, total now 166,019

Nigeria has recorded 40 new cases of COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 166,019.

This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on its official Twitter handle on Sunday, May 23.

It stated that the 40 additional infections were from seven states – “Lagos (29), Abia (3), Ogun (3), Kano (2), Kaduna (1), Plateau (1), and Rivers (1).

“The latest report includes zero cases from Ekiti, FCT, Ondo, Osun, Oyo and Sokoto States,” it stated.

The agency said that till date, 166,019 cases had been confirmed, 156,476 discharged and 2,067 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

It added that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, had continued to coordinate the national response activities.

Acccording to NCDC, there are about 7,476 active cases in the country, and the agency had tested over two million people since the beginning of the pandemic on Feb 27, 2020.


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