Nigeria recorded 70 new COVID-19 cases and zero fatality on Monday, according to official figures.
Monday thus became the seventh consecutive day that Nigeria recorded no fatality from the virus that has caused over 3 million deaths globally and over 2,000 deaths in Nigeria in the past year.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which provided the update, also said it has conducted 1,870,915 COVID-19 tests in the country of over 200 million people since February 27, 2020. The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Monday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the health agency tested some 32,741 samples for the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past week; lower than the 34,997 tests conducted the previous week.
The NCDC said that the 1,870,915 tests were carried out in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, since the beginning of the pandemic in the country.
It disclosed that an additional 70 people across the country were affected, bringing the total number of infections to 164,303 as of April 19, 2021.
It stated that the additional 70 infections were registered from five states – Lagos with 27 infections, Kaduna and Ondo, 16 cases each, Yobe, six, and Bauchi, five cases.
The public health agency said that additional 52 people have been discharged after testing negative to the disease, with no coronavirus related deaths reported as of April, 19, 2021.