Saturday, April 17, 2021
COVID -19: Nigeria Hits 83, 576, Another Nigeria’s Minister Tests Positive

Story By Akinola Emmanuel

The latest figure from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) shows that Nigeria has hit 83,576 with 829 new infections reported in 15 states, including the Federal Capital Territory.

Lagos tops the list with 296 cases, followed by the FCT with 291, and Kaduna with 79.

The agency also confirmed that one person died of COVID-19 complications while 256 patients recovered and have been discharged. This pushes the number of discharged to 70,495.

The country’s Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen has also tested positive for the coronavirus disease.

Tallen tested positive after a routine test conducted on her and members of the family.

According to a statement she personally signed on Saturday, the minister said
she was asymptomatic but was advised to go for the test which returned
positive.

However, members of the minister’s family were negative.

The minister has gone into isolation and is receiving treatment.

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