NCDC says there are 11, 421 active cases
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 96 new cases of COVID-19 in 15 states bringing the total number of infections in the country to 162,178.
The NCDC, which made the announcement on its official Twitter handle, disclosed that 148,726 cases have been discharged. It revealed that no death was recorded in the last 24 hours as the number of fatalities so far remained at 2,031 in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“On the 24th of March, 96 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.
“The 96 new cases are reported from 15 states: Lagos (28), Yobe (20), Akwa Ibom (10), Cross River (9), Kaduna State (6), Kano State (5), and Edo (4).
Others are Oyo State (3), Plateau (3), Jigawa (2), Osun (2), Borno (1), Nasarawa (1), Rivers (1) and Sokoto State (1).’’
NCDC said that discharges in the last 24 hours include 73 community recoveries in Akwa Ibom State and 20 community recoveries in Lagos State managed in line with guidelines.”
It noted that there were 11,421 active cases in Nigeria in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s daily fresh COVID-19 cases have continued to follow a downward trend from an all-time high of 2,314 on Jan. 22.
Daily new positive cases have come down to 86 as of March 21. Nigeria has tested 1,727, 467 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced on Feb. 27, 2020.