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8 new deaths as Nigeria records 576 COVID-19 infections



 8 new deaths as Nigeria records 576 COVID 19 infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says eight persons died from COVID-19 complications in the country on Saturday.

NCDC, which made this known via its verified website, said 576 new infections of COVID-19 was also recorded in the country.

The country has so far tested 952,975 persons since the first confirmed case of the COVID-19 pandemic was announced on Feb. 27, 2020.

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The public health agency said that the total number of infections in the country is now 89,163 while the total death cases recorded in the country is 1,302.

It, however, stated that 74,789 patients had been discharged from the various isolation centres in the country, having tested negative to the virus.

The NCDC said that the new infections were from 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

It said that Lagos state recorded the highest figure with 277 new cases, followed by the FCT and Oyo with 90 and 51 new cases respectively.

Other states with new cases are Nasarawa 49, Sokoto 23, Anambra 14, Bauchi 11, Imo 11, Kano 11, Edo 10, Plateau 10, Ogun nine, Osun five, Jigawa three and Rivers two.

The NCDC said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continued to coordinate the national response activities.




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