Bauchi, Akwa Ibom Occupy 1st, 3rd Positions In New COVID-19 Cases

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In 24 hours, Nigeria’s Bauchi State got 75 COVID-19 infections to become a first among other states in the country, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported on Wednesday.

So far, Bauchi State has gotten 1,420 confirmed, 1,227 had been discharged while 17 persons have died.

Lagos State, the usual epicentre in the pandemic, recorded 36 cases seen as the lowest from the state to occupy second on the COVID-19 log.

Already, the state has recorded 56,697 confirmed cases, 55,436 had discharged while 418 persons died.

Akwa Ibom recorded 33 cases to occupy the third position for the day, thus bringing total number of cases to 1,648, 1,052 discharged and 14 persons died in the state.

NCDC tweeted on Wednesday, March 10 ”On the 10th of March 2021, 394 new confirmed cases and 5 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

A breakdown, according to NCDC, shows that ”The 394 new cases are reported from 18 states- Bauchi (75), Lagos (36), Akwa Ibom (33), FCT (32), Nasarawa (29), Kaduna (26), Rivers (25), Ogun (22), Oyo (21), Edo (20), Taraba (18), Imo (17), Ondo (17), Borno (8), Plateau (7), Zamfara (4), Osun (3), and Kano (1).’’

”Till date, 159,646 cases have been confirmed, 139,983 cases have been discharged and 1,993 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory

”A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities,’’ it stated.