Nigeria records 1,430 new COVID-19 infections, toll now 122,996

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,430 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 122,996.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Monday.

“1,430 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-744 Plateau-100 Oyo-77 FCT-75 Nasarawa-74 Katsina-48 Edo-42 Kano-41 Enugu-37 Rivers-34 Ogun-33 Kwara-32 Niger-28 Ebonyi-27 Kaduna-26 Borno-12 Yobe-10 Ekiti-5 Gombe-1.

“Our discharges today include 435 community recoveries in Lagos State and 184 community recoveries in Kaduna State managed in line with guidelines,” the NCDC said.

Meanwhile, Nigeria has recorded four cases of COVID-19, B117 variant strain, first reported in the UK.

Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Monday.

“There have been reports of cases with the B117 variant strain first reported in the UK, found in Nigeria. Three of these were travelers out of Nigeria and one in a resident”, he said.

The SGF said the management of cases was gradually improving with the availability of medical oxygen.

The chairman noted that the PTF had deployed adequate resources for the national testing week and will continue to review the bottlenecks affecting the turnaround time for testing.

“The PTF is improving on the International Travel Portal to minimise the challenges passengers keep encountering,” Mustapha added.

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