NCDC reports zero Covid-19 death in 9 days

The Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) reported zero COVID-19-related death for the ninth consecutive days as the nation’s fatality toll remains 2,061.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Tuesday.
The country last registered a COVID-19-related death on April 11.

It reports that aside from April 11, the number of reported deaths in week 14, which was April 6, was two from two states.

The cumulatively since the outbreak began in week9, 2020, there have been reported 2,061 deaths with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 1.3 per cent.

 

NCDC said it conducted 1,870,915 COVID-19 tests  since Feb. 27, 2020, adding  that 120 infections were registered as at Tuesday, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 164,423.

It said that the additional infections were registered from seven states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

“The breakdown of cases is as follows: Enugu-53, Lagos-22, Rivers-18, Ogun-8, FCT-7, Abia-6, Kano-6 and Bauchi-1.

“Today’s report includes data from Enugu recorded between April 14 and April 19,” it said.

The agency announced that another 22 people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, adding that cumulatively 154,406 COVID-19 recoveries had been reported since Feb. 27, 2020.

It noted that a multi-sectoral National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, has continued to coordinate the national response activities in the country.

The agency said it had continued to lead the national public health response to ensure that Nigerians were protected from the virus since the first case of the disease was confirmed in the country.

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