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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 1,664 New Cases, Five Deaths

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The Nigeria Center for Disease and Control (NCDC) on Wednesday confirmed 1,664 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections across 22 states as the second wave of the virus gets intense, AllNews reports. 

The country’s infectious disease outfit who disclosed this on its verified Twitter account on Wednesday night said five deaths were also recorded in Nigeria in the last 24 hours. 

The new cases confirmed is the highest ever recorded in one day since the virus was first reported in the country, confirming that Nigeria is experiencing a second wave of coronavirus.

The new cases of the infections confirmed by the health agency put the total number of residents who had contracted the disease at 94,369. Meanwhile, 77,299 people have been discharged from the isolation centre after been recovered from the infection.

According to the agency, the new cases are recorded across 22 states, including the Federal Capital Territory with Lagos State topping the list with 642 victims and the FCT coming second with 407 cases.

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Others are Plateau-160, Kaduna-83, Rivers-62, Adamawa-47, Nasarawa-38, Abia-29, Edo-28, Anambra-27, Niger-24, Ogun-24, Imo-15, Oyo-14, Kano-12, Osun-12, Borno-9, Delta-7, Enugu-7, Bauchi-5, Ekiti-5, Sokoto-5, and Jigawa-2.

 

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Adedayo Babatunde
Adedayo Babatunde

Adedayo Babatunde is a seasoned journalist and an enthusiastic organic writer, who is passionate abo...

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