Coronavirus: Nigeria Confirms 648 Fresh Cases As Death Toll Reaches 860

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On Monday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed additional 648 cases of COVID-19 cases, taking nation’s infection tally to 41, 180.

As usual, the COVID-19 epicentre, Lagos, reported the highest number of persons infected with the virus – 180 – according to the data from the health agency. The NCDC data shared via Twitter showed also that the latest COVID-19 cases were confirmed in 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

A further breakdown of the new infections revealed that they were confirmed as follows: Plateau -148,  FCT – 44; Ondo – 42; Kwara – 38; Rivers -32; Oyo – 29; Kaduna – 21; and Osun – 20. New COVID-19 cases were recorded in other states as thus: Edo – 17; Ogun – 17; Ekiti – 11; Kano – 9; Benue – 9; Delta – 9; Abia – 9; Niger – 7; Gombe – 3; Borno – 1; Bauchi – 1; Imo -1.

The update comes the same the country said it is considering the resumption of international flights. Of the confirmed infections in Nigeria, 860 persons have died due to complications from the disease while 18,203 cases have been successfully managed and discharged.

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