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COVID-19: NCDC registers 51 new infections, zero death in 15 days



The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has registered 51 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total numbers of infections in the country to 167,206, as of June 19.

The NCDC said this through its verified website on Sunday morning.

As at Saturday, June 19, 2021, the public health agency registered no COVID-19-related deaths for the past 15 days, leaving the total fatalities in the country to 2,117 deaths.

The agency stated that the 51 new cases were reported from six states, including Lagos (41), Rivers (5), Gombe (3), FCT (1) and Akwa-Ibom (1).

It noted that 10 people were discharged after been successfully treated from isolation centres across the country.

The NCDC stressed that 163,550 cases have been discharged in hospitals and isolation centres across 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, since the beginning of the pandemic.

The agency noted that there were now 1,498 active cases across the country as of June 19.

It added that so far the country had carried out 2,231,409 test samples since the outbreak of the pandemic in February 2020.

The agency assured that a multi-sector national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, is coordinating response activities nationwide. (NAN)

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