Nigeria Records 40 New Cases of COVID-19

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 Records 40 New Cases of COVID-19
Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

Nigeria has recorded 40 new cases of COVID-19 on June 2, 2021, with no related death in the daily infection chart.

This was contained in an update issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on its website in the early hours of Saturday.

The new infections indicate a decline from the 74 cases recorded a day earlier, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The public health agency noted that the new coronavirus cases were in three states, which brought the country’s total infections to 167,732.

According to the NCDC, there was no new death from the disease on Friday, meaning that the total fatality toll remains 2,121.

It stated that Lagos State led in Friday’s infection tally with 36 new cases, followed by Rivers with two cases.

It added that Gombe and Kano states recorded one case each.

The centre noted that 164,369 people recovered from the virus after successful treatment at isolation centres, while 2.3 million samples were tested from the country’s rough population of 200 million.

It added that the country still has more than a thousand active cases being managed in line with its guidelines across isolation centres.

It noted that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre, activated at Level 2, had continued to coordinate national response activities.

This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.

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