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“47 In Lagos, 21 In Kaduna” – Nigeria Confirms 179 New COVID-19 Cases As Total Hits 161,074

179 new covid-19 cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

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

"47 In Lagos, 21 In Kaduna" - Nigeria Confirms 179 New COVID-19 Cases As Total Hits 161,074 1

The NCDC made this known on Tuesday night via its official Twitter handle where it disclosed that the new cases were recorded in 19 states including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

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

“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).

“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.”

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See the breakdown of cases by state below;

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