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COVID-19: Nigeria records 161 new infections – NCDC

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 161 new cases of COVID-19 in the country as of July 12.

The public health agency noted that the 161 infections were from Lagos-153, FCT-4, Gombe-2, Oyo-1 and Rivers-1.

NCDC Director General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu. 

“Today’s report includes: 74 cases from Lagos State reported on the July, 11.

“Four states with zero cases reported are: Ekiti, Kaduna, Nasarawa, and Ogun,” it stated.

The NCDC said the country had successfully tested 2.3 million samples out of over 200 million Nigerians.

It added that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continued to coordinate the national response activities.