NCDC CONFIRMS 479 NEW CASES OF COVID-19, 8 DEATHS IN NIGERIA

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 479 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 156,496.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Tuesday.

“On the 2nd of March 2021, 479 new confirmed cases and 8 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 156496 cases have been confirmed, 134551 cases have been discharged and 1923 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory

“The 479 new cases are reported from 22 states- Lagos (153), Enugu (75), Rivers (50), FCT (40), Kaduna (18), Ebonyi (17), Plateau (17), Edo (17), Borno (16), Oyo (12) Kano (11), Abia (10), Cross River (10), Taraba (9), Nasarawa (7), Bauchi (4), Bayelsa (3), Delta (3), Ekiti (2), Niger (2), Ogun (2) and Akwa Ibom (1),” the NCDC said.

See the breakdown of cases by state below;

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