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Nigeria confirms three more deaths as COVID-19 infections cross 45, 000



Nigeria on Thursday reported three more deaths from COVID-19 as the country’s infections from the virus crossed 45, 000.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which revealed the latest figure, also said the West African nation had 354 fresh COVID-19 cases for the day.

Nigeria’s latest COVID-19 infections were confirmed in 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), taking the country’s tally to 45,244.

A breakdown of the new infections from the virus indicated that the FCT had the highest number of fresh cases – 78 – and is followed by the country’s COVID-19 epicentre, Lagos – 76 – and Kaduna-23.

Other states with confirmed cases of COVID-19 include Ebonyi– 19; Oyo – 18;
Nasarawa – 17; Rivers – 17; Delta -16; Kwara – 15; Akwa Ibom – 13; Edo – 12 and Ogun -12.

Plateau – 11; Kano – 9; Bauchi – 6 ; Borno – 6 and Ekiti -6, reported the remaining COVID-19 cases for Thursday.

Although 32,430 persons who contracted the virus have been successfully treated and discharged, 930 deaths have so far been confirmed, according to the NCDC data.

Lagos State, so far, has the highest number of infections from the disease with 15,627 cases, 13,119 discharges and 192 deaths, followed by the FCT – 4,241 confirmed infections.