THE Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday, reported 393 cases and six COVID-19 related deaths.
NCDC which disclosed the figures on its official website on Tuesday morning, indicated that the additional infections were an increase on the 168 reported on Sunday, and it brings to 202,191 the total number cases in the country.
The agency said the latest positive samples were recorded in 14 states and that the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) led the chart with 121 cases.
It stated that others were: Lagos (86), Edo (70), Delta (30), Rivers (24), Plateau (16), Benue (11), Cross River (10), Abia (8), Bayelsa (4), Gombe (4), Bauchi (3), Kano (3), Adamawa (2) and Taraba (1) .
“Today’s report includes: backlog of 1 confirmed case for Taraba for Sept. 18, 2021 and zero cases from Nasarawa, Ondo, Osun and Sokoto States,” NCDC said.
According to the public health agency, till date, 190,901 cases had been discharged as 2661 deaths were recorded across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
It added that the country had tested a total of over 2,997,060 million samples from its roughly 200 million population, while there were over 8,629 active cases across the country.
The NCDC also said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.