Nigeria records 404 new COVID-19 cases, total now 42,208

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Wednesday, announced that the country has recorded 404 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 42,208.

The NCDC disclosed this on its verified Twitter handle on Wednesday night.

“404 new cases of COVID-19 Nigeria; Lagos-106, FCT-54, Rivers-48, Plateau-40, Edo-29, Enugu-21, Oyo-20, Kano-18, Ondo-15, Ogun-10, Ebonyi-9, Ekiti-8, Kaduna-6, Cross River-5, Kwara-4, Anambra-3, Delta-3, Imo-2, Nasarawa-2, Borno-1.”

404 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;

Lagos-106

FCT-54

Rivers-48

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Plateau-40

Edo-29

Enugu-21

Oyo-20

Kano-18

Ondo-15

Ogun-10

Ebonyi-9

Ekiti-8

Kaduna-6

Cross River-5

Kwara-4

Anambra-3

Delta-3

Imo-2

Nasarawa-2

Borno-1

42,208 confirmed

19,004 discharged

873 deaths

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Meanwhile, the Federal Government has warned that deaths from malaria are likely to double by the end of the year due to interruptions in malaria prevention activities like insecticide-treated net campaigns and access to anti-malarial medicines.

It also noted that studies from the Global Fund during the COVID-19 pandemic indicated that malaria services were seriously disrupted on account of countries and their health systems response to the pandemic, lockdowns, restrictions on gatherings of people, transport stoppages and COVID-related stigma.

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