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NCDC confirms 198 new coronavirus infections

NCDC confirms 198 new coronavirus infections
November 26
00:13 2020

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 198 new cases of the coronavirus in 12 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

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Confirming the figure in its update for November 25, 2020, according to the agency, FCT topped the list for the second consecutive day with 53 new positive samples, followed by Lagos with 48, and Ogun with 40.

Other states recorded new infections as follows: “Akwa Ibom (20), Bauchi (9), Plateau (8), Kaduna (5), Kano (4), Benue (3), Jigawa (3), Nasarawa(3), Edo (1), and Kwara (1)”.

A total of 182 patients were discharged across the country, increasing the recovery count to 62,493.

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Meanwhile, no new death as a result of COVID-19 complications was recorded on Wednesday, leaving the fatality toll at 1,169.

A total of 66,805 people have now been confirmed positive for COVID-19 across the country.

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Meanwhile, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), infection rate has slowed down globally, but the African region recorded the highest increase within the past seven days.

WHO disclosed this in its COVID-19 weekly epidemiological update released on Wednesday.

“This past week, the global acceleration in case incidence has slowed down, with around 4 million new cases reported; however, death rates continue to increase with over 67,000 new deaths reported,” it reads.

“The European and South East Asia Regions continued downward trends in weekly cases; however, the European Region remains the largest contributor to new cases and new deaths in the past 7 days. The Region of the Americas reported increases in both new cases and new deaths and the Region continues to account for the greatest proportion of cumulative cases and deaths.

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“While cases numbers remain relatively low, the African Region reported the highest increase in new cases (15%) and deaths (30%) this week. The Eastern Mediterranean and Western Pacific regions also reported an increase in new cases and deaths this week.”

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