NCDC records 1,368 new infections, 16 deaths as at February 16
Head of Department, Surveillance and Epidemiology NCDC, Elsie Ilori PHOTO: Twitter
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,368 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 148,296.
The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Tuesday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new infections registered today doubled the 574 cases reported as at Feb. 15.
The Agency also registered an additional 16 COVID-19 deaths, raising the total fatality in the country to 1,777 in the last 24 hours.
It stated that the 1,368 new infections were reported from 27 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The NCDC stated that Anambra State registered the highest infections for the first time since the pandemic broke out in February 2020, in the country.
It noted that of the 1,368 new cases, Anambra posted 344 cases, in spite of not recording any case the previous day, followed by Oyo state which also witnessed a…