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Health News of Monday, 4 October 2021


Coronavirus: Nigeria’s cases rise to 206,138

74 Nigerians have been affected by the coronavirus as of Monday, October 4 74 Nigerians have been affected by the coronavirus as of Monday, October 4

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) says the country recorded 74 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, October 3, 2021.

The update was shared on its official website on Monday, October 4, 2021. The latest infection figures which is a decline from the 138 reported the previous day takes the total number of infected persons to 206,138.

The health agency said no new deaths were recorded. So far, 2,723 persons have died from the virus in Nigeria.

The NCDC said that the additional cases were from nine states, with  Lagos State reporting the highest infections of the day with 36 new cases, followed by Edo (11), FCT (9), Awka Ibom (6), NAN reports.

Others included Sokoto (6), Delta (3), while Benue, Oyo and Rivers States reported one each.

It noted that to date, 206,138 cases have been confirmed, 194,097 cases have been discharged and 2,723 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The agency also noted that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continued to coordinate the national response activities.

The NCDC stated that over 3,043,321 million samples of the virus from the nation’s estimated 200 million population have been tested.