ICYMI: Nigeria’s COVID-19 Toll Spike Over 13,000—Highest Daily Increase Yet

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On Tuesday, Nigeria recorded 663 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) making it the highest daily increase since the country started reporting cases of the pandemic in February.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made the report known via Twitter stating that the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria is now 13,464.

According to the NCDC, Lagos State recorded the highest number of infections for the day in the country with 170 cases while Ogun and Bauchi had 108 and 69 cases respectively.

A further breakdown of the new cases showed that Ebonyi State had 49 infections, Edo (33), Rivers (30), FCT (29), Jigawa (26) and Delta (20). Others are Anambra (17), Gombe (16), Kano (16), Imo (15), Abia (14), Borno (11), Oyo (11), Plateau (8), Kebbi (6), Kaduna (6), Ondo (4).

Niger and Katsina had 2 cases each while Osun, Ekiti, Kwara and Nasarawa recorded 1 case apiece. Of the number of positive cases in Nigeria so far, 4,206 persons have fully recovered and have been discharged while 365 persons have died.

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