Nigeria records COVID-19 additional deaths, 685 new infections

685 new cases of COVID-19, has been recorded by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to bring the total number of infections in the country to 131,242.

This was made known via NCDC official Twitter account on Sunday night.

The latest update takes the country’s infection tally to 131,242, the sixth-highest in Africa behind Ethiopia, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and South Africa.

The health agency sadly announced eight coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s number of deaths to 1,586.

It stated that the new cases were reported across 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

NCDC said that Lagos state recorded the highest number of the new cases with 355 infections, while Kaduna, Nasarawa and Kano confirmed 58, 46 and 40 new cases respectively.

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Amongst other states with new cases were Akwa Ibom-33, Katsina-26, Ogun-25, Osun-21, Rivers-16, Edo-15, Oyo-13, Ondo-12, Borno-11, Ekiti-nine, Kebbi-three, and Plateau-two.

The centre, however, said that the number of recoveries currently stands at 104,989, with additional 1,277 patients discharged across the country in the past 24 hours.

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