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Nigeria records 727 infections in 17 states and FCT

As the battle against COVID-19 continues, Nigeria has recorded 727 new cases of the deadly virus in 18 states and the federal capital territory.

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This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its daily update on Thursday.

According to the agency, the infections were reported in 17 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

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Rivers, Nigeria’s oil-rich state, recorded the highest figure with 257 infections, followed by Lagos with 157 cases.

Other states are Edo (85), Imo (63), FCT (33), Delta (28), Kaduna (27), Benue (17), Akwa Ibom (13), Ekiti (13), Taraba (12), Bayelsa (5), Kano (4), Ogun (4), Oyo (3), Abia (2), Nasarawa (2) and Plateau (2).

The NCDC said 218 patients were discharged, while seven persons succumbed to the infection.

To date, Nigeria’s COVID-19 statistics stand as follows: 197,773 confirmed cases, 185,597 recoveries and 2,585 deaths.

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