COVID-19: Nigeria’s Toll Surpass 45, 000 As NCDC Records 3 New Deaths

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Nigeria has confirmed three more COVID-19 deaths as the country’s infections from the ravaging virus crossed the 45, 000 mark.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed the latest figure on Thursday, noting that 354 fresh COVID-19 cases were recorded in 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), taking the West African nation’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.

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