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COVID-19: Nigeria confirms 1,583 new cases, 8 deaths



Nigeria on Saturday recorded 1,583 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which made this known in a post on its website, said 8 persons died of COVID-19 in the country in the last 24 hours while 865 patients were discharged.

The public health agency said that the total number of infections in the country is now 99,063 while the total death cases recorded in stand at 1,350.

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It, however, stated that a total of 79, 417 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 25 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

It said that Nigeria’s epicentre, Lagos State, recorded the highest figure with 573 cases followed by FCT-182 and Plateau -162.

Other states with new cases are Gombe-81, Oyo-75, Rivers-68,
Sokoto-58, Ondo-55 Ogun-42, Nasarawa-40, Akwa Ibom-36
Edo-31, Kaduna-27, Anambra-22, Delta-19, Kano-17, Osun-17
and Ebonyi-16.

The list also includes Katsina-14, Niger-14, Bayelsa-9, Ekiti-8
Borno-7, Jigawa-5, Abia-4 and Bauchi-3.



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