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Coronavirus: NCDC Confirms 341 New COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria

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The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday evening, 27th February 2021, confirmed 341 new cases of Coronavirus disease infection in Nigeria.

The new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of the national health agency.

This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 155,417 which includes 133,256 discharged cases and 1,905 deaths.

Below is the breakdown of the latest cases according to states with Lagos State having the highest number of cases followed by Rivers State.

Lagos-96
Rivers-41
Kaduna-33
Edo-21
Osun-20
Akwa Ibom-17
FCT-17
Ondo-15
Gombe-11
Kano-11
Imo-10
Ekiti-9
Kebbi-9
Kwara-8
Oyo-8
Borno-6
Enugu-3
Plateau-3
Delta-1
Niger-1
Ogun-1

Meanwhile, an explosion from a suspected Boko Haram landmine has left at least two staff of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) critically injured in Borno State.

The incident occurred when their vehicle ran into the landmine at Mainok in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State and caused a huge explosion.

Naija News gathered the workers were on site to carry out some repair works on damaged facilities and restore electricity to Maiduguri and other areas when the incident occurred.

According to information made available in a statement by PR Nigeria on the matter, the blast occurred when a team of engineers from the TCN and Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) were on their way to some sites for repair work.

The statement noted that the injured staff have been evacuated to Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) for medical attention.

Source: Naija News

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