167 died of COVID-19 in two weeks, says NCDC


By Moses Emorinken, Abuja

Nigeria seems to be recording increasing numbers of COVID-19 deaths weekly, with 167 people dying from the pandemic in the last two weeks, according to a situation report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Between February 1 to 7, the country recorded 81 deaths from 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Also, between February 8 to 14, a total of 86 deaths were recorded from 17 states. Last week’s mortality rate makes it the highest so far this year.

The report further showed that the number of cases has continued to decrease. The number of new confirmed cases decreased from 8,506 two weeks ago, to 6,606 last week in 32 states and the FCT.

However, the number of discharged cases decreased to 7,668 last week, from 8,536 two weeks ago.

The NCDC also recorded 645 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Saturday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 151,553.

The country has…



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