The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday confirmed 19 coronavirus related deaths with 290 new infections from across 14 states and the FCT, bringing the country’s fatality toll to 2,742 and total confirmed cases in the country to 207,210.
TOS NEWS noticed the NCDC however did not give update on the pandemic on Wednesday and failed to give reasons. Checks across NCDC’s website and its social media platforms indicated that the agency in an unusual manner, failed to provide update on the pandemic.
A breakdown of the NCDC data revealed that the FCT topped the chart with 127 cases, followed by Lagos with 45 cases while Kaduna in the North-West recorded 28 cases.
While South-Southern states of Delta, Rivers, Edo and Akwa Ibom States recorded 18, 10, three and one cases respectively, North-Central states of Kwara, Plateau and Nasarawa recorded 17, 13 and four cases respectively.
Also, Zamfara State in the North-West recorded 10 cases; Imo in the South-East recorded six while Ekiti, Ondo and Oyo States in the South-West recorded five, three and one cases respectively.
The NCDC also noted that Sokoto reported that it recorded no fresh case.
The latest data from the agency shows that 194,796 have been discharged, while 9,629 are still down with the disease nationwide.