By Abba Gwale
For the 12th consecutive day, Nigeria recorded zero death from COVID-19 as the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 51 new cases of COVID-19 infections on Saturday on its official Twitter handle.
Saturday became the 12th consecutive day the nation recorded no fatality from the virus that has caused and over 2,000 deaths in the country and 3 million deaths globally since the pandemic began.
The agency stated that the new cases were registered in five states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“Yobe took the lead with 19 cases, Lagos 17, Rivers 8, FCT 4, Akwa-Ibom 2 and Bayelsa 1,” it said.
However, according to NCDC, 44 people had recovered from the virus and discharged from isolation centres across the country which resulted the country’s active cases were about 9000, as of April 24th.
In another development, Nigeria’s public health agency said it had conducted 1,870,915 COVID-19 tests since the beginning of COVID-19 on Feb. 27, 2020.
The NCDC said a multi-sectoral National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, had continued to coordinate the national response activities in the country.