Nigeria has recorded 676 new cases of the novel Coronavirus, bringig the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 131,918.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed in a late night tweet on Monday.

The Centre said the country unfortunately recorded twenty one(21) COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours under review.

The Health Agency disclosed that the new cases were reported from 19 states including the Federal Capital Territory FCT.

According to the NCDC, of the new cases, 227 were recorded in  Lagos, 73 in Rivers, 69 in Niger and 56 in Plateau state.

Other states with new cases include, FCT-50 Kano-44 Oyo-43 Ogun-27 Gombe-18 Ondo-15 Enugu-10 Osun-10 Cross River-8 Edo-8 Nasarawa-7 Bauchi-4 Kaduna-3 Ekiti-2 Zamfara-2.

NCDC said till date, 131,918 have been confirmed, 106,275 treated and discharged and 1,607 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory FCT.

The Health Agency said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, was coordinating response activities nationwide.

So far 1,302,410 people have been tested in Nigeria since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was recorded on Feb. 27, 2020.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that six new cases of the B117 strain of COVID-19 have been found in the country.

NCDC confirmed this on Monday through its Director-General, Chikwe Ihekweazu.

Mr. Ihekweazu at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing in Abuja stated that Nigeria has reported six cases of the new variant of the virus, bringing the number of cases to seven.




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