Amid a record of low infections in the past week, death occurrences arising from COVID-19 infections began to rise from Saturday, a PREMIUM TIMES report says.
Following the report, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, announced late Sunday night that 33 more people died from COVID-19 on Sunday, with a difference of two fatalities from 35 deaths that were recorded on Saturday.
According to the centre, 125 new infections were also recorded across nine states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), thus increasing the country’s infection toll to 209,298 cases.
NCDC also noted that 197,143 people have been successfully treated and discharged so far, adding that the FCT reported a backlog of five discharges for October 16, 2021.
According to the report, the latest update by the centre also revealed that the FCT reported 45 cases, which are backlogs of 27 and 17 cases for October 16 and 17 respectively.
Second on the log is Kaduna State with 34 cases, followed by Rivers State with 11 cases.
Lagos and Osun states recorded 10 cases each, while Oyo State also recorded nine cases.
While Jigawa, Kano and Edo States reported two cases each, Plateau State recorded a single case to rank the last on the log.