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Nigeria reports 571 new COVID-19 cases, 343 more recoveries

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Nigeria on Sunday reported five hundred and seventy-one (571) new cases of COVID-19 with three hundred and forty-three more recoveries.

This is according to the latest figures released on Sunday night in a tweet by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The NCDC noted that the new cases of COVID-19 were reported in nineteen states in the country as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

It added that Lagos State had the highest infections for the day – 158 –
and is followed by
Ebonyi – 108,
Edo -53,
Ondo – 46,
FCT – 38,
Oyo -20,
Kwara – 19,
Plateau – 17,
Osun – 14,
and Bayelsa – 14.

Other states with fresh infections from COVID-19 are:
Ekiti – 14,
Katsina – 14,
Akwa Ibom – 11,
Kaduna – 11,
Rivers – 11,
Niger – 10,
Ogun – 7,
Kano – 6,
Cross River – 4,
and Bauchi – 2.

The new figures now take the country’s infection from the virus to 32,558 with the number of discharged persons now 13,447.

However, 740 deaths have thus far been reported from the pandemic, according to the NCDC.

Lagos State has the highest COVID-19 cases in Nigeria – 12,427 – with 10,358 still active while 1,897 have recovered. The State also has 172 deaths from the virus.

The FCT trails Lagos with 2,576 cases, 1,765 still active, 773 discharged and 38 deaths recorded, data from the agency showed.

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