Nigeria records 179 new COVID-19 infections, total now 161,074 - NATIONAL TRUMPET

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Nigeria records 179 new COVID-19 infections, total now 161,074


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 179 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 161,074.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Tuesday.

“On the 16th of March 2021, 179 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 161074 cases have been confirmed, 146072 cases have been discharged and 2018 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 179 new cases are reported from 19 states- Lagos (47), Kaduna (21), Rivers (18), Akwa Ibom (14), FCT (11), Edo (10), Cross River (9), Ogun (9), Nasarawa (6), Ebonyi (5), Ekiti (5), Zamfara (5), Delta (4), Kano (4), Osun (4), Plateau (3), Abia (2), Gombe (1) and Sokoto (1),” the NVDC said.

See the breakdown of cases by state below;

Confirmed Cases by State
States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 57,081 341 56,315 425
FCT 19,490 3,713 15,621 156
Plateau 8,995 78 8,860 57
Kaduna 8,825 130 8,630 65
Rivers 6,831 204 6,529 98
Oyo 6,810 507 6,187 116
Edo 4,847 169 4,493 185
Ogun 4,573 217 4,307 49
Kano 3,878 38 3,731 109
Ondo 3,124 983 2,080 61
Kwara 3,042 282 2,705 55
Delta 2,597 782 1,744 71
Osun 2,496 103 2,341 52
Nasarawa 2,311 1,925 373 13
Enugu 2,221 327 1,865 29
Katsina 2,073 9 2,030 34
Gombe 2,024 9 1,971 44
Ebonyi 1,973 167 1,774 32
Anambra 1,909 64 1,826 19
Akwa Ibom 1,721 478 1,229 14
Abia 1,631 22 1,588 21
Imo 1,619 151 1,432 36
Bauchi 1,482 198 1,267 17
Borno 1,321 83 1,200 38
Benue 1,188 575 591 22
Adamawa 942 641 270 31
Niger 928 494 417 17
Taraba 881 55 804 22
Ekiti 853 70 773 10
Bayelsa 828 37 765 26
Sokoto 770 1 741 28
Jigawa 501 5 480 16
Kebbi 427 90 323 14
Cross River 353 9 327 17
Yobe 293 25 259 9
Zamfara 231 2 221 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2
























 

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