COVID-19: NCDC reports 346 new infections, 6 additional deaths


By Abujah Racheal

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 346 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the total number of infected people in Nigeria to 159,252.

The NCDC gave the figures on its official Twitter handle on Tuesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) also reports that six people died from COVID-19 related ailments in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 1,988 and the number of patients who have recovered from the disease put at 139,056.

The NCDC stated that the 346 new infections were recorded in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the last 24 hours.

The NCDC stated that Lagos recorded the highest number of new cases with 86 infections on Tuesday.

Bauchi followed closely with 64 cases and Kaduna and Kwara in third position reported 26 new cases each, while the FCT confirmed 24 infections, Rivers reported 23 and Plateau had 22 cases of the virus.

Ogun reported 16, Ebonyi-14, Bayelsa-12, Cross River-10, Edo-eight, Akwa…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria