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Nigeria records 21 new COVID-19 cases – NCDC

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the country recorded 21 new COVID-19 infections across five states of the federation on Monday.

The NCDC stated this in its daily COVID-19 report on Tuesday morning.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 21 additional cases reported on Monday indicate a decrease from the 110 cases reported the previous day.

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According to the NCDC, the additional 21 cases bring the total of confirmed infections in the country to 214,113.

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It said Lagos recorded 6, Cross River-5, Rivers-5 and Abia-3.

Meanwhile, Bauchi and Kaduna recorded one case each.

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The NCDC noted that since the outbreak of the virus on Feb. 27, 2020, a total of 2,976 persons had lost their lives, while 207,292 recovered and were discharged.

The Nigerian public health institute said a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continued to coordinate the national response activities.

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The agency added that a total of 3,479,682 blood samples had been tested since the pandemic began across the country.

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