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COVID-19: NCDC confirms 135 new infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 135 new infections, raising the number of infections in the country to 161,409.

This was made known on Thursday night by the NCDC via its official Twitter handle, where it disclosed that the new infections were recorded in 16 states including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

“On March 18, 135 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.

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“The new cases are reported from 16 states, Lagos (41), Imo (20), Ogun (14), FCT (10), Kebbi (11), Rivers (10), Akwa Ibom (eight) and Plateau (four).

“’Ebonyi (three), Kaduna (three), Kano (three), Osun (three), Oyo (two), Ekiti (one), Gombe (one), and Nasarawa (one).

“Till date, 161,409 cases have been confirmed, 146,890 cases have been discharged and 2,027 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the FCT,” it said.

The health agency went ahead to say that the country’s recoveries from COVID-19 were now outpacing new reported cases, as 426 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours.

It said that Thursday’s report included 162 community recoveries in Ebonyi State managed in line with NCDC guidelines, while data from Kebbi State were recorded over the last two days.

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