Nigeria records 634 new COVID-19 cases

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NIGERIA has recorded 634 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 154,476.

  Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on its official Twitter handle yesterday.

  According to the public health agency, six COVID-19 additional deaths were registered in the last 24hours to raise the total fatality in the country to 1,891. 

  Noting that the new infections were registered across 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the centre also said that Lagos State registered 259 infections, followed by Osun with 45, Edo, 38; and Ogun with 35 infections.

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  The FCT confirmed 33 cases of the virus, Anambra had 26, Imo and Ondo confirmed 24 cases each, Akwa Ibom and Plateau had 20 cases each, Abia and Kaduna recorded 19 cases each and Ebonyi had 17 cases. Others were Borno and Rivers with 10 cases each, Kano had nine, Delta reported eight, Kebbi reported seven, Nasarawa had four, Oyo reported three and two cases each were found in Enugu and Ekiti.

  NCDC equally said the number of people who have recovered and discharged increased by 881, including 236 community recoveries in Lagos State and 79 in Imo, managed in line with its guidelines.

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  NCDC added that the number of active COVID-19 cases in the country stood at 20,863 in the last 24 hours.

  It stated that 1,489,103 people were tested since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced on Feb. 27, 2020.

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