Nigeria records 179 new COVID-19 infections, total now 161,074

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 179 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 161,074.

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

“On the 16th of March 2021, 179 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 161074 cases have been confirmed, 146072 cases have been discharged and 2018 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 179 new cases are reported from 19 states- Lagos (47), Kaduna (21), Rivers (18), Akwa Ibom (14), FCT (11), Edo (10), Cross River (9), Ogun (9), Nasarawa (6), Ebonyi (5), Ekiti (5), Zamfara (5), Delta (4), Kano (4), Osun (4), Plateau (3), Abia (2), Gombe (1) and Sokoto (1),” the NVDC said.

See the breakdown of cases by state below;

Confirmed Cases by State

States AffectedNo. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)No. of Cases (on admission)No. DischargedNo. of Deaths
Lagos57,08134156,315425
FCT19,4903,71315,621156
Plateau8,995788,86057
Kaduna8,8251308,63065
Rivers6,8312046,52998
Oyo6,8105076,187116
Edo4,8471694,493185
Ogun4,5732174,30749
Kano3,878383,731109
Ondo3,1249832,08061
Kwara3,0422822,70555
Delta2,5977821,74471
Osun2,4961032,34152
Nasarawa2,3111,92537313
Enugu2,2213271,86529
Katsina2,07392,03034
Gombe2,02491,97144
Ebonyi1,9731671,77432
Anambra1,909641,82619
Akwa Ibom1,7214781,22914
Abia1,631221,58821
Imo1,6191511,43236
Bauchi1,4821981,26717
Borno1,321831,20038
Benue1,18857559122
Adamawa94264127031
Niger92849441717
Taraba8815580422
Ekiti8537077310
Bayelsa8283776526
Sokoto770174128
Jigawa501548016
Kebbi4279032314
Cross River353932717
Yobe293252599
Zamfara23122218
Kogi5032

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