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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 1204 New Cases, More Deaths

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The Nigeria Center for Disease and Control (NCDC) on Monday confirmed additional 1204 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections across the states, making the total number of infections rise to 91, 351. 

AllNews gathered that the country’s infectious disease outfit disclosed this on their verified Twitter handle on Monday night while noting that the new cases were reported in 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

NCDC stated that seven deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s death toll to 1,318. Meanwhile, three of the deaths occurred in Lagos, two in Sokoto, while Kebbi and Abia recorded one fatality each.

This online news platform, however, understands that the new cases of coronavirus infection recorded are the highest daily surge ever since the second wave of the pandemic confirmed. 

According to the agency, the number of recovered COVID-19 patients stood at 75,699, including 655 patients that were discharged on Monday after testing negative for the virus.

It added that Lagos, the epicenter of COVID-19, as usual, recorded the highest number of cases with 654, while FCT recorded 200.

READ MORE: COVID-19: Lai Mohammed Insists No Fresh Lockdown Over Second Wave

Other states with recorded cases are Plateau-60, Kaduna-54, Kano-40, Rivers-30, Edo-28, Nasarawa-25, Kebbi-19, Bauchi-18, Oyo-13, Akwa Ibom-12, Bayelsa-11, Ogun-11, Delta-nine, Abia-eight, Benue-five, Imo-three, Borno-two, Sokoto-one, and Osun-one.

 

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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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