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Nigeria Records 212 New COVID-19 Cases, More People Recover

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The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country has continued to increase following the report of 212 more infections.

These new cases were reported from 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the last 24 hours.

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The government agency in charge of the control of disease outbreak – Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this via its Twitter handle on Thursday night.

Of the new cases, Lagos has the highest – reporting 71 fresh infections, followed by Imo and Plateau States where 26 cases were confirmed respectively.

Others are FCT – 19, Ondo – 17, Kaduna – 14, Rivers – nine, Oyo – nine, Katsina – six, and Osun – four cases.

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Elsewhere, two cases were reported each in Bauchi, Ekiti, Nasarawa, and Ogun States, while the tri of Kano, Kwara, and Taraba States recorded an infection each.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country since Nigeria reported its first infection in over eight months to 64,728 confirmed

Fifty-three more patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries to 60,790 with the death toll still at 1,162.

See the breakdown of COVID-19 figures in Nigeria, according to states below:

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 22,198 1,091 20,887 220
FCT 6,322 398 5,842 82
Plateau 3,705 58 3,614 33
Oyo 3,590 337 3,208 45
Rivers 2,890 98 2,733 59
Kaduna 2,739 79 2,616 44
Edo 2,680 14 2,554 112
Ogun 2,084 112 1,941 31
Delta 1,816 30 1,737 49
Kano 1,757 15 1,688 54
Ondo 1,717 93 1,585 39
Enugu 1,332 21 1,290 21
Kwara 1,084 29 1,028 27
Ebonyi 1,055 6 1,019 30
Katsina 959 6 929 24
Gombe 938 56 857 25
Osun 936 14 902 20
Abia 926 9 908 9
Borno 745 4 705 36
Bauchi 741 19 708 14
Imo 648 23 613 12
Benue 493 22 460 11
Nasarawa 485 147 325 13
Bayelsa 414 11 382 21
Ekiti 340 8 326 6
Jigawa 325 6 308 11
Akwa Ibom 319 21 289 9
Anambra 282 7 256 19
Niger 281 10 259 12
Adamawa 261 4 238 19
Sokoto 165 0 148 17
Taraba 153 18 129 6
Kebbi 93 1 84 8
Cross River 89 2 78 9
Yobe 82 6 68 8
Zamfara 79 1 73 5
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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