Delta leads as Covid-19 kills 18 Nigerians in 24 hours


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 645 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 151,553.

So far, the agency has tested 1,441,013 samples since Covid-19 index case was announced on Feb. 27, 2020.

The NCDC also registered 18 Covid-19-related deaths, raising the total fatalities in Nigeria to 1,831.

Delta posted 12 of the deaths, raising its toll from 52 to 64.

Lagos also reported three new deaths. Its death toll is now 384.

Other states that recorded one death each were Kaduna, Kano and Abia.

The health agency announced that the 645 new infections were reported from 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The agency said that Lagos State took the lead with 282 cases, Ogun had 72, the FCT reported 50, while Kaduna, Osun, and Imo reported 33, 24, and 23 cases, respectively.

Other states with new infections are Abia (21), Borno (18), Oyo (17), Edo (15), Nasarawa (15), Taraba (14), Ekiti (11), Ondo (11), Plateau (11), Kano (10), Rivers seven, Delta five, Bauchi, three and Jigawa, three.

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