The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 479 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19)on Tuesday bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 156,496.
The NCDC while giving an update on its official Twitter handle said additional eight COVID-19-related deaths was recorded in country on Tuesday raising the total number of fatalities to 1,923 since the outbreak.
According to the health agency out of the 146,496 total infections in the country, 134,551 have been treated in line with protocols and discharged putting the number of active cases in the country to 19,613.
The NCDC stated that the 479 new infections were reported across 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Lagos State the epicenter of the virus recorded 153 new cases but no death.
The NCDC stated that till date, 56,001 people have contracted COVID-19 in Lagos State, 53,805 of whom have fully recovered and discharged while 410 COVID-19 patients in the state lost their lives.
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Other states which recorded new COVID-19 infections were Enugu-75; Rivers-50; FCT- 40, Kaduna-18; Ebonyi-17; Plateau-17; Edo-17,’Borno-16 and Oyo-12, Kano State- 11; Abia-10; Cross River-10; Taraba-nine; Nasarawa-seven; Bauchi-four; Bayelsa-three; Delta-three; Ekiti-two; Niger-two; Ogun-two and Akwa Ibom-one.
The NCDC said that 647 people have been discharged from the various isolation centres in the country, after testing negative to the virus.
It noted that a multi-sectoral National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, had continued to coordinate the national response activities in the country.
Meanwhile, 368 days after it recorded its index case, Nigeria on Tuesday received 3.94 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.
NCDC expressed the hope that the arrival of the vaccines would soon change the narrative.
“Together we shall win… One step closer to ending this pandemic. No one is safe, if all of us are not safe,” the health agency said.