NCDC reports 22 COVID-19 cases in five states

COVID-19: Lagos leads as NCDC confirms 332 new cases
COVID-19

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, reported 22 additional lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in five states and the Federal Capital Territory on February 19.

The NCDC via its verified website on Sunday said that the number of coronavirus infections in the country had moved up to 254,243 with the latest reported cases.

The country’s COVID-19 cases continue to decline rapidly as the nation emerges from the surge caused by the Omicron variant of the pandemic.

NCDC reported that 38 COVID-19 patients had recovered as at February 19 and had been discharged from various isolation centres across the country.

According to the agency, this includes 25 community discharged cases, reported in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

The NCDC noted that the country’s recoveries also increased to 230,587 i.e. a recovery rate of 90.7 per cent.

On coronavirus-related fatalities, NCDC noted that the country’s death toll remained at 3,142 as no patient was confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications as at February 19.

The health agency added that 13 of the new infections were recorded in Lagos State, four in Osun and two in Kaduna State, while Ekiti, the FCT and Oyo State reported one case each.

The NCDC said that its latest report included 10 states with zero cases, comprising Abia, Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Nasarawa, Ogun, Ondo, Plateau, Rivers and Sokoto states.

Source: NAN