COVID-19: Nigeria Records Zero Deaths In 9 Days | TimeTestedNews

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Nigeria recorded 65 new COVID-19 cases and zero fatality on Wednesday, according to data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

This makes it the ninth consecutive day that the country recorded no deaths from the virus that has infected over 144 million persons globally and led to over 3 million deaths.

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With zero fatality recorded on Wednesday, the death toll from the virus in Nigeria remains 2,061.

The infectious disease agency disclosed that the 65 new cases were reported from 11 states -Lagos-41, Kaduna-6, Kano-3, Rivers-3, Plateau-3, Akwa Ibom-2, Imo-2, Oyo-2, Edo-1, Bauchi-1 and Osun-1.

With the new cases, Nigeria has recorded a total of 164,488 infections as of April 21, 2021.

According to the data, 35 persons were discharged on Wednesday after testing negative to the COVID-19 virus. This brings the total number of discharged persons to 154,441

There are still about 10,000 active cases in the country.

The health agency also said it has conducted over 1.8 million COVID-19 tests in the country since the index case was reported in February 2020.