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Health News of Tuesday, 26 October 2021


Coronavirus: Nigeria records two deaths, 711 infections on Monday

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Two people have died from the novel coronavirus as the country's fatality jumps to 2,884 according to a recent update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

According to the recent data, 711 persons were infected with the virus on Monday across 14 states including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The latest figue=re takes the number of infected persons in the country to 211,171.

Delta state is topping the charts with 508 total cases for July 27 to October 13, 2021, according to the centre. It also stated that the new infection toll includes backlogs of cases.

NCDC added that 202,674 people have been successfully treated and discharged as of Monday, including backlogs of community discharges from the FCT, Imo and Abia states.

The breakdown according to Premium Times.

Following Delta State on the log is Plateau State in the North-central and Rivers State in the South-south with 41 and 40 cases respectively.

The FCT reported 32 cases, Enugu, 24; while Lagos State, the epicentre of the pandemic, reported 19 cases.

Also, Imo State in the South-east reported 16 cases, followed by Cross River and Ekiti States with nine cases each and Abia State with four cases.

While Benue and Kano reported three cases each, Bauchi, Bayelsa and Ogun State recorded one case each.

Ondo, Osun and Sokoto states recorded no cases on Monday.

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