Nigeria Records 541 New Cases Of COVID-19

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Nigeria has registered 541 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) as active cases continue| in the West African country.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which made this known via its verified website, said the additional infections, though a reduction from the 655 recorded on Saturday, raised the increasing cases to 182,503.

The centre said that the number of known active cases is now 13,152, an increase from 12,917 reported over the weekend.

The public health agency, however, did not state the percentage of COVID-19 variants in the newly recorded infections.

The NCDC said twelve states and the FCT were responsible for the 541 new infections with Lagos having 242, followed by Akwa Ibom, 94; Enugu, 48; Oyo, 48 and Anambra, 34.

Rivers recorded 19; Ogun, 17; Ekiti, 15; FCT, 9; Kwara, 7; Abia, 5; Delta, 2; and Niger, 1.
According to the NCDC, as of Sunday August 15, no additional COVID-19-related death was reported. The total number of Nigerians who had succumbed to the virus stood at 2,219.

The NCDC said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continued to coordinate the national response activities.

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